FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison girls soccer team used some stingy defense to pull themselves out of a three-game funk on Saturday at the Baxter Sports Complex.
Senior Emily Wolf scored a goal in overtime off an assist from Dezire Kline to give the Hounds a 1-0 overtime win over visiting Mediapolis. Junior Leigh Johnson, playing in only her fifth varsity game, posted the shutout recording two saves in 100 minutes at the keeper position.
Head Coach Sebastian Seifert cited Allison Brune’s defensive game as a key in the win. She was named player of the game.
“Allison played a very good game and was an essential piece to our puzzle by controlling the middle and distributing the balls well to our wings and forwards,” Seifert said.
“Our defense had another great game only allowing a couple of shots. This was our sixth clean sheet this season which speaks to their tremendous work ethic.”
Seifert said he felt the game was the best effort his team had put forward all year, especially considering the cold, rainy conditions.
“I am extremely proud of the way they played,” he said.
But the team also shined offensively. Wolf had three shots on goal for the day. Taylor Shannan and Kline each had two shots at the Mediapolis keeper. Brynn Schroeder also had a shot at the net.
The Hounds host their final game on Monday against Mt. Pleasant at Baxter Sports Complex starting at 4:30 with junior varsity to follow.