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Overtime pays off in victory for Janesville Craig Cougars

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Gazette Staff
May 6, 2011

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


Second Overtime


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


First Half


L—Rebecca Mixtacki, 18:42. L—Mixtacki (Morgan LaPlant), 21:38. L—Jennah Smith, 39:57.


Second Half


L—LaPlant, 42:59. L—Jenna Harrington, 74:01.


Saves—East 4, Brianna Washington (P) 26.



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