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Soccer season draws to a close for Storm, Spartans

4:43 PM, Jun. 12, 2014  |  Comments

Kewaunee 1, Man. Roncalli 0

KEWAUNEE - With the score tied at 0-0 through double overtime, Kewaunee defeated No. 5 seeded Manitowoc Roncalli in a shootout, clinching the program's first-ever regional win.

Kim Wiley scored first in the shootout and the teams held their breaths as Roncalli missed their next four shots and the Storm missed the next three. Roncalli's last shooter made her shot, but Chelsea Manley finished the game with another Kewuanee shot.

Ashely Loecher had nine saves on the game.

"The girls played awesome. I couldn't be more proud of this team this year. They really showed up and gave Roncalli a game," Kewaunee head coach Katie Kinjerski said. "We had a lot of scoring opportunities that we just got unlucky on. We got very good looks on goal and the girls stayed positive. This is the best game they've played all year and they really played as a team."

Kewaunee had only one loss at home this season, 1-0 to Wrightstown, the Packerland conference champions. Kinjerski said the girls truly protected their home field, giving meaning to the saying "home field advantage."

Notre Dame 5, Luxemburg-Casco 0

NOTRE DAME - The Spartans lost in the first round of regionals to No. 2 seeded Notre Dame. Spartans' Brianna Frontuto made 16 saves in goal.

"I don't think our record shows how good of a team we actually were," L-C head coach Tracy Bins said. "There were a lot of close games that could have gone either way."

Seniors Katie Baierl, Liz Gilson, Nicole Stock, Katie Barrett, Kendall Krohn, Autumn LeGrave and Bethany Michiels have been an asset to L-C and Bins said their leadership and hard work will be missed.

"I also look forward to see what our younger players can bring to the program over the next couple of years," Bins said.

Katie Baierl earned first team all-conference honors and Kate Declore earned second team in the Bay Conference.

New Holstein 6, Kewaunee 1

NEW HOLSTEIN - The Storm worked hard in their regional final game with No. 1 ranked New Holstein, but went down 6-1, ending a successful season.

In the first half, Kewaunee was down with 12 minutes left in the half by two goals. Kinjerski made some changes to the lineup, and not 10 minutes later, Chelsea Manley scored off a well placed assit from Dayna Schneider.

New Holstein unleashed five more goals in the second half, bringing Kewaunee's run to an end.

"The girls played hard and never once put their heads down. They deserved to be on that field," Kinjerski said. "They worked hard and overcame many hurdles and never once looked back. They knew what they wanted to accomplish and they weren't going to let anything/anyone stand in their way to get there."

Graduating seniors include Darby Allen, Dayna Schneider, Chelsea Manley and Brooke Slaby.

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