Flivvers shut out Hodags
Malone scores game-winner with less than 5 minutes to play
RHINELANDER, Wis. — A defensive stalemate ended with Kingsford on the winning end as the Flivvers girls soccer team edged an undefeated Rhinelander squad 1-0 here Tuesday.
Kingsford’s goal came with less than five minutes remaining in the game. Maria Fornetti sent a ball to Erika Malone, who connected.
“It was a very physical game. Both teams had opportunities in the first half,” said Kingsford head coach Jon Lorenzoni. “I thought we had several more quality chances in the first half, we just didn’t capitalize.”
The second half was much the same. Both teams generated good scoring chances.
“Our goalie, Alyssa Englund was very good tonight, with her fourth shutout in a row. Sarah Scullon came out of nowhere once to save a goal also. We just kept working hard tonight,” said Lorenzoni. “We were not used to that type of physical play, but once we realized how the game was going, we adapted.”
“This was a great team effort against a very good team who had a goal keeper who played lights out,” Lorenzoni said. “Erica’s goal seemed like it took five minutes to roll into the net, but she knew right away she had scored.”
The Flivvers, who tied Marquette the first game of the season, remain unbeaten. Kingsford travels to Marquette to face the Redettes on Monday.
Kingsford 0 1 –1
Rhinelander 0 0 — 0