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April 20, 2017 Rath scores eight goals as Mid-Prairie wins three straight
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The Golden Hawk girls soccer team scored three goals in the first half on the way to a 4-0 win at Monticello on Monday, April 17.

Addie Rath, Ali Butters and Ireland Hostetler each scored to put Mid-Prairie ahead 3-0 with 7:31 remaining in the first half.

“On Thursday we were kind of slow to start the game, so that was our main focus today, to start right away, ready to go,” Mid-Prairie coach Reid Kaalberg said.

“All-around, all 11 were one hundred percent ready to go. That was awesome for us obviously, we had three goals in that first half. Everyone stayed focused and aggressive right away and that helped.”

Golden hawks top Washington

Ireland Hostetler and Addie Rath each scored three goals as Mid-Prairie defeated Washington 10-0 on Tuesday, April 11. Senior Ali Butters added two goals as the Golden Hawks bounced back from a season-opening loss at Clear Creek-Amana with a blowout of the Demons. Seniors Mikayla Ulin and Rachel Harapat each added a goal.

Mid-Prairie earns comeback win at Columbus

Addie Rath recorded her fifth hat trick in two seasons as the Mid-Prairie girls soccer team came from behind to pick up its first road win of the season, 3-2 at Columbus on Thursday, April 13.

Mid-Prairie trailed 1-0 at halftime and an ‘own goal’ put the Golden Hawks behind 2-0 early in the second half.

Mid-Prairie coach Reid Kaalberg said that his team settled down during the halftime break and approached the next 40 minutes with more focus.

Rath drew a foul and cut the lead to one with a penalty kick. Later, a Wildcat handball gave Mid-Prairie another PK and Rath scored the equalizer.

“We just needed to come out strong, because in the first half we didn’t at all,” Rath said.

“We looked like we didn’t even want to be there. In the second half, we just had to step it up.”

Rath scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway.

“It felt good, because we were down and we really need that,” Rath said. “We knew it was a team that we could get.”

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