Douglas High girls soccer
Hannah Schaeffer (23) battles for possession with a Galena forward Monday afternoon at Douglas High School.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Douglas High girls soccer is still looking for its first win over Galena in the last several seasons after the Grizzlies toppled the Tigers, 2-0, Monday afternoon.
Monday’s contest was originally scheduled to be on the Tigers’ grass field, but after roughly 3.5 inches of rain over a 24-hour period prior to kickoff, Douglas moved the game to the turf.
The Tigers played the Grizzlies much close than they did in the first meeting of the season, as both teams remained scoreless through the first 60 minutes.
In the 61st minute, Galena’s Eryn Cryer slipped behind the Tigers' defense and headed in the first goal of the game to put the Grizzlies in front.
Two minutes later, the Tigers had their best chance of the affair off of an Aleeah Weaver shot that rebounded back into the box.
Douglas put another shot on net, but a Galena defender on the backline turned it away.
In the 74th minute, Galena added the insurance goal it needed to put the game away when Katie Muff used the outside of her foot to find the far right, bottom corner of the net.
“It shows out chances and it was a more even game since the first time,” said Douglas head coach Andrew Robles.
The Tigers dropped their first game this season to Galena, 4-0, and without two of the team’s leading scorers Douglas is showing strides toward taking down the top teams in Class 5A.
Both Helene Henry-Greard (knee) and Ava Coons (foot) have been ruled out for the rest of the season, according to Robles.
(Camden Miller uses her head to play the ball against
Galena Monday afternoon / Ron Harpin)McQueen escapes over Tigers
On Saturday, McQueen escaped with a 1-0 win over the Tigers in Reno.
The Tigers had several scoring chances and a penalty kick against the Lancers, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
McQueen slotted the only goal of the contest just before halftime on a corner kick.
The result brings the Lancers (7-6-1) within four points of Douglas for the No. 3 seed in Class 5A.
McQueen finishes its season against Spanish Springs (2-10-2) Tuesday before taking on Reno (3-11) in the season finale.
After Monday’s result against Galena, the worst Douglas can finish is fourth in the regional standings, guaranteeing the Tigers a home game in the regional quarterfinals next Tuesday.
UP NEXT: Douglas will try to snap its two-game losing streak against another playoff team in Reed (11-2-1) Tuesday afternoon at Reed.
Saturday, the Tigers will cap their regular season against Carson (4-8-2)."That's the best preparation we can get. I told (the girls) I am excited about it," said Robles.