Carson girls soccer defeats Galena

Those who attend Carson High girls soccer games should be well-advised to show up on time.

Anyone who came to Saturday's game even less than a minute late missed the Senators' first goal. Katie Kotter scored in the first 25 seconds of the game as Carson put together one of their best halves of the season in a 5-0 win over Galena at home.

The Senators (9-0-1) scored all five of their goals in the first half. They also showed the ability to score goals in bunches as the Senators scored three goals in less than five minutes near the end of the half.

It was a strong showing for Carson to give it momentum going into another showdown with one of Northern Nevada's top teams on Tuesday at Reno. The Senators also had all of their starters for the first time in a while.

While Carson coach Mike Popp said all of his starters are still not quite at full strength, he's happy to seen everyone in the lineup just in time for Reno.

"We definitely dominated the game in everything," Popp said. "We had total control. The passing was excellent.

"We knew Galena was going to be a tough game. The intensity was there. We were aggressive."

Katie Kotter scored from just outside the goal box on a pass from Erin Stieber to begin the game.

"We communicated really well," Kotter said. "We had real nice passes. I was just there and I just shot it."

Carson made it 2-0 when Stieber beat two defenders and sent a shot just underneath the crossbar.

Near the end of the half, Ali Banister began Carson's scoring spurt when she scored on a shot just outside the goal box. Kotter scored her second goal on a shot from 25 yards that bounced off the crossbar past the goal line.

Banister then provided the most beautiful goal of the day when sher perfectly placed a free kick from the far side from 30 yards.

"We're really happy with the way we played," Kotter said. "We were just really communicating and making good passes and just hustling to the ball.

"We want to keep this level. I think we can still do a little better."

Others taking shots for Carson included Emily Maier, Chrissy Katzorke, Erika Landis, Carolina Hernandez and Sarah Field. The Senators had another strong defensive effort led by Hernandez and Allison Kop. Goalie Krissy Rose had nine saves in posting the shutout.



Morgan Beam scored three goals for the Carson junior varsity girls soccer team, which improved to 8-2. Casey Kerfeld and Ashley Mather also scored and goalies Megan Kronenberg and Genoa Myer combined for the shutout.


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