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The Mid-Prairie girls’ soccer team had their second straight rough outing at home April 25, as they played host to the girls of Burlington-Notre Dame (BND).
For the second straight home game, the team suffered a 10-0 defeat.
Despite the state of the score line, there were a few efforts that stood out to Kaalberg.
“Maya Hall and Ireland (Hostetler) and Ali Butters all worked their butts off today …same with Amanda Miller,” he said.
With his team limited by injuries, Kaalberg also singled out freshman Jordan Hammen for the performance she put in stepping up to fill some of the cleats left empty by medical issues.
“She blew my mind today. I did not see that effort coming from her. So, I was super proud with the effort that she put in,” he said.
Mid-Prairie falls short at Mepo
It was a much tighter match as Mid-Prairie traveled to Mediapolis April 29 for a matchup with the Bullettes.
They clawed their way back from a 2-0 deficit, but unfortunately, Mid-Prairie still found themselves on the wrong end of the final score in a 3-2 loss.
Off of an indirect free kick senior Maya Hall notched her first goal of the season off the Ireland Hostetler delivery. Addie Rath then collected her team-leading ninth goal of the season to tie the game.
The pair accounted for all five shots on target, Rath with three and Hall with the other two.
Golden Hawks drop contest at West Liberty
A slow start to the game and a costly few minutes in the second half were the difference for the Mid-Prairie girls’ soccer team as they fell on the road to West Liberty 3-1 to kick off the month of May.
West Liberty struck first in the opening half on a play where there were shouts of offside from the Mid-Prairie defenders, which allowed the Comets to take a 1-0 lead into the half.
Coming out in the second, the first few minutes proved decisive as West Liberty was able to put two past the Mid-Prairie defense in the first six minutes to open up a 3-1 lead.
Mid-Prairie was able to get one back as Ali Butters got on the end of an Ireland Hostetler ball into the box. The assist was Hostetler’s third of the season and the goal tied Butters for second on the team with four on the year.
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