Meg Scheske’s unassisted goal just over 10 minutes into Monday’s home match against Vicksburg got Sturgis’ girls soccer team headed in the right direction and the Trojans ended the night with a 2-0 victory.
Scheske dribbled through a group of defenders, fired and clipped the raised hands of Vicksburg keeper Kelsey Aldworth, but the shot had enough momentum to land in the back of the net. Sage Groves converted on a shot four minutes later on a rebound from another Scheske shot.
In total, Sturgis had 17 shots on goal compared to Vicksburg’s eight, and the Trojans improved their season record to 3-5-3. Vicksburg is now 2-9.
Brookelyn Wheeler had eight keeper saves for Sturgis.
“Our defenders, Mikayla Buglione, Isabel Hernandez, Monica Lopez and Hope Ogg, did a good job of limiting Vicksburg’s attempts to score, and Brookelyn Wheeler turned away every try at goal for the shut out,” Sturgis coach Tom Summerfield said. “Good pressure by the offense also helped keep the ball out of the defensive end of the pitch. The midfield players teamwork and possession of the ball contributed to the (Sturgis) team’s offensive pressure and support to the defense.”
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