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Trojans place second at Albert Lea tournament

ALBERT LEA -- The Worthington girls' soccer team split its two games to place second at the Albert Lea Invitational Saturday. At tournament's end, Suze Peters, Karissa Ebbers, Gabby Boever and Nicole Lohr were named to the all-tournament team. Pe...

ALBERT LEA -- The Worthington girls' soccer team split its two games to place second at the Albert Lea Invitational Saturday.

At tournament's end, Suze Peters, Karissa Ebbers, Gabby Boever and Nicole Lohr were named to the all-tournament team.

Peters scored twice in the second half as the Trojans defeated New Ulm 2-0 to advance to the finals against host Albert Lea.

Christy Rattanasitthi was solid in goal for the Trojans against the Eagles, picking up nine saves. The Trojans had eight shots for the game.

In the finals, the Trojans received a first-half goal by Boever and trailed 2-1 at halftime. But Albert Lea knocked in three more in the second half to win the tournament with a 5-1 victory.

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Rattanasitthi was injured in the first half, after making six saves Boever took over in net in the second half. The freshman made eight saves for the Trojans.

Worthington managed six shots on goal to Albert Lea's 16.

"I think we were kind of fatigued in the second game," Worthington head coach Smitty Ektnitphong said. "We knew going in that it would be a tough tournament and we couldn't afford to come back 0-2.

The victory in the first game was huge, and I think we gained some respect," Ektnitphong added. "The coaching staff is feeling good about the team's play so far this year."

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