Craig soccer team wins finale
Craig and Winnebago Lutheran played to a 3-3 tie Friday night.
On Saturday, the Cougars fell to Slinger, 2-0, before finishing with a 2-1 victory over Fond du Lac.
“We beat a good Division 1 team,” said McCabe, whose squad improved to 2-2-2 overall.
Better yet, McCabe said the referee gave his players the option of playing on a half-hour’s rest rather than waiting another 30 minutes to start. The Cougars chose not to wait.
“Fond du Lac didn’t have a game this morning,” McCabe said. “We just fought through everything, and the other team was fresh.”
Monica Speth, a junior, scored both Craig goals against Fond du Lac. The game-winner came at the 74th minute on an assist from Kate Heaps.
McCabe praised the play of the Cougars’ defense and goaltender Maddie Schroeder, who had a combined 19 saves in the three games.
Kristi Crandall scored two goals, and Savannah Goicoechea also scored in Craig’s tie with Winnebago Lutheran.
Craig plays Tuesday at Verona.
FOND DU LAC TOURNAMENT
CRAIG 3, WINNEBAGO LUTHERAN 3
Winnebago Lutheran 2 1—3
Craig 1 2—3
WL—Danielle Hall, 24:00; WL—Hall, 31:00; C—Kristi Crandall, 32:00.
C—Savannah Goicoechea, 58:00; WL—Lexi Hrenwig, 76:00; C—Crandall (Ina Prucinskis), 78:00.
Saves—Maddie Schroeder (C) 4, Abby Hilbert (WL) 9.
SLINGER 2, CRAIG 0
Slinger 1 1—2
Craig 0 0—0
S—Mary DeWalt, 30:00; S—DeWalt, 74:00.
Saves—Maddie Schroeder (C) 9, Katie Villa (C) 1, Slinger 5.
CRAIG 2, FOND DU LAC 1
Craig 0 2—2
Fond du Lac 1 0—1
C—Monica Speth, 46:00; C—Speth (Kate Heaps), 74:00.
Saves—Maddie Schroeder (C) 6, Fond du Lac 6.