SPLHS soccer scores sixth straight shutout
The Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints girls soccer team kept an impressive season rolling when they took on Boonville High School and Lutheran (Kansas City) High School on Tuesday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 23, respectively.
The victories are also their fifth and sixth straight. On the streak, they’ve outscored opponents 31-0.
Tuesday, April 16 — SPLHS
A late penalty kick goal from Celina Skogvoll broke the deadlock and ultimately gave the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints the victory over Boonville High School.
Just one Husker shot landed on target and was saved by keeper Jada Strickland. Three shots also ran wide, but it’s a far cry from the 12 shots taken by the Saints — 10 of which were on goal.
The Saints moved to 7-3 with the victory.
Boonville falls to 2-7 with the loss.
Tuesday, April 23 — SPLHS
Lutheran KC 0
It took all of 80 seconds for the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints to cash in their first goal of the game, and the Saints wouldn’t look back en route to a 4-0 victory over Lutheran (Kansas City) High School Lady Knights.
Sara Johnsen took an assist from Karson Troth and cashed it in with 1:20 rolled off the clock in the first half, while Sofie Rasmussen was assisted by Ana Belen Varona Ortiz four-and-a-half minutes later to put the Saints up 2-0.
Despite plenty of shots, the Saints wouldn’t score again until 29:35 in the second half as Celina Skogvoll would cash in to make the score 3-0.
The fourth and final goal would come just two minutes later, when Ana Belen Varona Ortiz scored off of a Karson Troth assist.
Lutheran was flabbergasted by SPLHS’ defensive set, as the Lady Knights couldn’t even net a shot, let alone on goal.
SPLHS moves to 8-3 with the win.
Lutheran falls to 0-9 with the losing effort.