Girls soccer hosts Manogue at 6 p.m. tonight
Seniors Alissa Holley and McKenna Kynett scored first-half goals to put the Douglas High girls soccer team on track to a key 2-1 Sierra League girls soccer victory at home against Galena on Saturday.
Douglas (10-2-1 league, 12-3-2 overall) jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a rain-soaked field and went on to post its third straight win.
“It was a weird game, a sloppy game because of the rain,” Douglas coach Werner Christen said. “The conditions were awful for both teams.”
Holley scored in the ninth minute, assisted by Alexa Moss, then Kynett scored in the 32nd minute to give the Tigers their advantage against Galena (6-5-2 league) in a rematch of the 2014 region tournament finals (Douglas won 1-0).
Interestingly enough, the Tigers are now 5-1 so far this season in games decided by one goal, including a 3-2 win at Galena on Sept. 29. Before the start of their current win streak, however, the Tigers went through a five-game stretch in which they were 1-2-2.
“We’re pretty much a new team, a young team, so it took us some time to come together,” junior fullback Sydney Woodward said. “Now, it feels like we’re clicking.”
Note: The Tigers were tied for second-place with Bishop Manogue in the league standings coming into a pivotal home contest between the two teams on Tuesday night.