Thursday, September 29, 2016
Lakeville North High School
Eastview High School
The Lightning battled fiercely against Lakeville North tonight on the beat up field in Lightning Stadium. After Lakeville North gained possession in the first half they weren’t likely to give it up. However, the Lightning slowly gained more and more possession and by the end of the first half, they had some serious goal scoring opportunities.
The Lightning defense anchored by Molly Beckman, Mary Keating, Holly Sodomka and Emma Mortenson were rock solid. However, It was goalkeeper Claudia Pueschner who had her best half of the season in the game’s second half. She made three big time saves to keep the game knotted at zeros. There was great team defending on North’s corner kicks as well. The Lightning had to withstand five of them in the second half alone.
Just a minute into the first overtime Mariah Opheim almost found the back of the net. It was not to be though as the game ended in a scoreless draw.
The Lightning travel to Rosemount on Saturday for a noon kickoff.