Packer girls find offensive spark in tie with Red Wing
Published 10:12 pm Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Austin girls soccer team was as aggressive as it has been all year on offense as it played to a 2-2 with Red Wing in Art Hass Stadium Thursday.
The Packers (1-4-4 overall, 1-3-2 Big Nine) fired off 21 shots on goal and their aggressiveness helped them get two penalty kick chances. Red Wing (4-6-1 overall, 3-4-1 Big Nine) tied the contest up when Kenzie Irwin scored off a corner kick to make it 2-2 with 4:37 left in the second half.
While the Packers wanted to hang on for the win, head coach Enrique Camarena-Corzo was pleased with how his team played throughout the game.
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“I told them if we play like this, it will take us far. You can win a game like this, but just kicking the ball around, it will not take you far. We played like a family tonight,” Camarena-Corzo said. “Even in our losses, we’ve learned. We work in every practice to fix things and finally tonight we played really good soccer. We had good passing, good movement and we were attacking.”
The Packers opened the scoring when Carolyn Hackel connected on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute and Austin went up 2-1 when Chloe Summerfield fired a shot from about 25 yards wide of the net and sank it in. Summerfield had three saves in the first half without allowing a goal and she switched to forward in the second half.
“They try to keep me in the net, but when they put me at forward they have faith in me that I can get something started. We played really offensively both halves and I think that was good,” Summerfield said. “The fans were great and they kept us pumped up. With the atmosphere it was a great game to play in and we played hard the whole time.”
Austin keeper Jora Buthun had seven saves in the second half.
The Packers had a chance to go up 3-1, but Madeline Anderson missed on a penalty kick with 9:53 left in the game.
The Wingers scored their first goal on a penalty kick to make 1-1 with 16:56 left in the second half.