Overtime pays off in victory for Janesville Craig Cougars
Janesville Craig’s girls soccer team had to work overtime for a victory Thursday night.
Chelsea Sheedy scored at 2:51 of the second overtime to lift the Cougars to a 1-0 Big Eight Conference win over Madison East.
Craig High (8-5, 3-2) made the most out of only three shots on goal, as Sheedy got the game-winner on an assist from Ashley Overley.
“We knew it was a matter of time before East’s defense made a mistake and that’s what happened,” Craig coach Bill McCabe said. “Ashley made a nice play to get Chelsea the ball, and she ripped a shot past their goalie.
“I thought we controlled play, especially in the overtime, but we just couldn’t finish. This a good win for us, especially on the road.”
Amanda Hamilton made seven saves to earn the shutout win.
The Cougars host Kenosha Tremper at noon Saturday.
CRAIG 1, EAST 0 (2OT)
Janesville 0 0 0 1—1
Madison East 0 0 0 0—0
C—Chelsea Sheedy (Ashley Overley), 92:51.
Saves—Amanda Hamilton (C) 7, East 2.
-- La Follette 5, Parker 0—The Lancers held the Vikings (3-8-2, 0-4) to only four shots on goal in earning the Big Eight win.
Rebecca Mixtacki scored twice for La Follette, which led 3-0 at half.
“Even though it was 5-0, I was proud of the way the girls played,” Parker coach Amy Wargowsky said. “We had a number of scoring chances throughout. We even hit the crossbar on one shot.”
Parker hosts Lake Geneva Badger at 6:30 p.m. today.
LA FOLLETTE 5, PARKER 0
Madison La Follette 3 2—5
Janesville Parker 0 0—0
L—Rebecca Mixtacki, 18:42. L—Mixtacki (Morgan LaPlant), 21:38. L—Jennah Smith, 39:57.
L—LaPlant, 42:59. L—Jenna Harrington, 74:01.
Saves—East 4, Brianna Washington (P) 26.
Last updated: 5:17 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012