Girls soccer: Ponies blank Rochester Century

 

ROCHESTER — Scoring in the 12th minute of each half, the Stillwater girls’ soccer team held off Rochester Century for a 2-0 victory in Saturday’s nonconference game.

A longer-than-anticipated bus ride to Rochester limited the Ponies to just 15 minutes for their warm-up, but Shelby Litchy scored on a feed from Anna Pedersen in the first half to provide a 1-0 lead.

“We looked sluggish in the first 12 minutes so it was nice to get that one,” Ponies coach Mike Huber said.

Stillwater’s second goal was similar, as Hannah Okerstrom delivered a through pass that created a breakaway, this time for Ali Schilling, who finished to build a two-goal cushion.

“We played well enough to win,” Huber said. “Especially with the early lead, we got into a lull and rode it through rather than playing to our best potential.”

The Ponies, who held a 16-5 advantage in shots on goal, were playing without three regulars and that was also a factor, the coach suggested.

“It was a pretty successful week overall, with some tough games playing Park and Woodbury and adding homecoming,” Huber said.

 

Stillwater            1            1            —            2

Rochester Century            0            0            —            0

 

Scoring

St — 12:00 — Shelby Litchy (Anna Pedersen)

St — 12:00 — Ali Schilling (Hannah Okerstrom)

 

Shots on goal — St: 16; RC: 5.

Corner kicks — St: 6; RC: 2.

Fouls — St: 1; RC: 3.

Goalie saves — St: Megan Holthaus 3 and Christina Bartingale 2; RC: Haylee Wittlief 14.

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