Girls Varsity Soccer · Girls Varsity Soccer beats East Grand Rapids 2 – 0

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TK traveled to East Grand Rapids to play a must win conference game. Going into this game a 4 way race for a conference championship was on and TK had to win to keep their chances alive. TK started the game out strong controlling play from the beginning outshooting EGR 11-2 in the first half. The first goal was scored by Kylie Adams and assisted by Maddie Raymond. Carmen Beemer beat a defender down the left side of the field and played a ball into the box. Kylie tapped it over to Raymond who had a nice finish to go up 1-0 at the 3:07 mark. TK continued to play strong and pressed EGR and earned it’s second goal at the 14:59 mark. TK was fouled just outside the box and another great set play by the trojans had Ellie Adams slotting a great ball to Kylie Adams who 1 touched it into the corner of the net to go up 2-0.

The trojans would continue to dominate play the remainder of the half and thanks to a strong defense from TK and great goalkeeping, Monica Bluhm earned her 6th shutout of the season. “Our defense is getting better and better” said coach Strickland. “Monica is playing great soccer along with our entire back line. All the starters and girls who come off the bench play valuable minutes for us and are all doing a great job” added Strickland.

As the half sounded a bolt of lightening sent both teams to shelter for a delay. As the teams came back out after about an hour of delay they were only able to play 3 minutes before another bolt of lighting flashed. That would be the end to the contest and TK came away with the win.

TK’s midfield did a great job tonight keeping possession for the trojans. Lead by starters Sarah Possett, Tess Scheidel, Carmen Beemer and Sierah Adams they did a great job of keeping possession of the ball and giving the trojans great scoring chances. Off the bench the midfield didn’t let down at all when Terryn Cross, Bree Bonnema, Emma Bainbridge and Haley Chapin saw valuable minutes.

TK moves to 9-4-1 on the season and 5-2-1 in the conference. TK has the remainder of the week off before they travel to Grand Rapids Christian on Monday, May 14th for a big OK Gold conference game.