Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 28, 2000
MANKATO – The Packers and Scarlets played 90 minutes of soccer with nary a goal.
Thursday, September 28, 2000
MANKATO – The Packers and Scarlets played 90 minutes of soccer with nary a goal. The scoreboard remained 0 for Austin and 0 for Mankato West through 80 minutes of regulation play and 10 minutes of overtime.
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"They have the largest regulation soccer field," Austin coach Mark Raymond said. "It took some time getting used to an 85 yard wide field when we usually play on one that is just 55 yards wide. It really affected our play."
Austin got off 22 shots on goal. Meanwhile, Austin goalkeeper Kelly Momsen made 14 saves in the game.
"With the changed dynamics of the game because of the wide field we got some good outside shots but not any real good secondary attempts," Raymond said. "Our defense played well and we also got good play in midfield. Katy McClain dropped back to center midfield and she and Sarah Huffer worked well together. They are a nice combination and gave us some additional opportunities. Katy made a great adjustment in her play."
In a game added to the schedule the Packers (5-6-1, 3-6-1) host Fairmont on Thursday at 6 p.m.
"Fairmont has a bunch of fairly talented young girls," Raymond said. "We played them in the summer and had a nice game against them."