Girls soccer: New Ulm shuts out Worthington, 8-0
WORTHINGTON -- There have been times this season when the Worthington Trojans girls soccer team has played one pretty good half out of two. On Thursday, the Trojans lost the first half 5-0 and the second half 3-0 to visiting New Ulm in an 8-0 result. But in actuality, neither half was all that terrible, said WHS head coach Emily Ahlquist.
Some of her players were playing out of position. Some of them had good games despite the score.
At forward, Rosario Dominguez -- who is usually in goal -- was aggressive on the field, running well to the ball at all times. Yesenia Cruz played defense instead of her usual midfield position, and she was outstanding. And midfielder Jazmin Reveles was also a hard worker on Thursday.
Under the circumstances, Ahlquist said, the Trojans performed the best they know how.
“We just had to work with it,” she explained. “A couple of the goals were because of that, because we weren’t in positions we were familiar with.”
In the first half, New Ulm found the net often with breakaways and crosses. Worthington wasn’t positioned well enough to get to the shots before they were made.
The Eagles made it 6-0 on a clean strike from 16 yards away just three minutes into the second half. It became 7-0 four minutes later on another pretty shot, untouched again by the Trojans, from 24 yards. The eighth and final point came with 22:23 remaining on a penalty kick by Hannah Osborne.
New Ulm passes well and strikes well. “They had some very beautiful shots, that you just got to deny the shot before they get to it,” said Ahlquist.
New Ulm 5 3 -- 8
Worthington 0 0 -- 0