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Paynesville Press - October 4, 2006

Girls' soccer team evens
its record by winning twice

By Coach Ric Koehn

The Chain of Lakes girls' soccer team had their most successful week in team history this past week.

Boys' soccer held scoreless On Monday, Sept. 25, the Roosters took on the St. Cloud Tech junior varsity team in a home game at Centennial Park in Richmond.  Not only did the girls win, but they also recorded their first shutout in team history.  Kasi Huschle of Eden Valley-Watkins went all the way in goal to shut down the Tigers. 

Junior Keegan Meagher was held scoreless during the Roosters' 1-1 tie against Minnewaska last week, but scored two goals in their 2-0 victory over Sartell on Friday.

On the other end of the field junior Kailey Kincade of Paynesville scored the team's first goal in the first half on an assist from Trisha Baumann of Eden Valley/Watkins. 

Not to be outdone, Kailey's sister eighth grader Jenna Kincade of Paynesville also scored in the first half to help the team build a 2-0 lead.  Courtney Malikowski of Rocori added an insurance goal in the second half with an assist to Jenna Kincade to seal the 3-0 victory.

On Saturday, Sept. 30, the girls' traveled to Sauk Rapids for a game with the Storm's junior varsity.  They again scored three goals, but this time had a much tougher time of it as they escaped with a 3-2 win.  Scoring for the Roosters were Tina Welle of Rocori with two goals and Jenna Kincade with the other. 

The girls now have a record of 3-3 on the season.

The girls hosted their final home game on Monday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Richmond against Becker.

They will play two road games next week: at Tech on Monday, Oct. 9, and at Becker on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Boys remain undefeated
The Chain of Lakes boys' soccer team kept their undefeated season alive during the past week with a tie and a win. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Minnewaska Lakers varsity team visited Centennial Park in Richmond to play the Roosters.  Twenty seconds into the game, the Lakers scored a goal, and it looked like a rout may be in the cards.  But from there on the Roosters clamped down, and their stingy defense refused to bend. 

Gaining confidence as the game wore on, Chain of Lakes kept the pressure on the Lakers' goalie until Mike Hagstrom of Rocori scored to tie the game.  That was the way the game ended, a 1-1 tie.

On Friday, Sept. 29, the boys traveled to Sartell to play the Sabres junior varsity team.  Two goals from junior Keegan Meagher of Paynesville were all that the team needed as junior Chris Block of Paynesville recorded the first shutout in team history in goal for the boys. 

The Roosters defense has really been playing well and through eight games has lowered their goals against average down to 1.63 goals per game. 

Overall, the team is now 5-0-3 on the season with three games to go.

This week, the Roosters traveled to Becker on Monday, Oct 2.  On Friday, Oct. 6, they travel to Willmar before finishing the season at home on Monday, Oct. 9, with a game against St. Cloud Tech at 4:30 p.m.

Middle schoolers get first win
In another first for the Chain of Lakes Soccer Club, a co-ed middle school team played against St. John's Prep on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Centennial Park in Richmond.  The Roosters won 4-1 with Jenna Kincade scoring three goals for a hat trick and eighth grader Zach Friederichs of Paynesville scoring the fourth goal.  Eighth graders Mitchell Meed and Tanner Caldwell combined in goal to hold the Johnnies to just the one goal. 

The two teams will meet in a rematch at St. John's on Thursday, Oct. 12.

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