2017-05-14 / Sports

Lady Rams win two of three in recent action

Montrose’s varsity girls’ soccer team lost a battle for first place in the GAC to Lake Fenton back on April 27, hammered Corunna on May 1 and won a thrilling shoot-out contest against Goodrich last Tuesday during a recent stretch of three league games.

The Lady Rams yielded a quick goal within the first five minutes of their game against visiting Lake Fenton and trailed, 2-0, at intermission en route to a 4-0 setback on April 27.

“This match ultimately decides the league champion and, although we have been battling injuries and have some key players missing, we did not step up to meet the adversity we were faced with,” said Montrose coach Jason Perrin, whose squad was out-shot by a 13-4 margin.

Four days later, the Lady Rams traveled to Corunna and handed the Lady Cavaliers a 6-0 defeat.

Amber Wing and Lanie Howell scored to give Montrose a 2-0 lead at halftime with assists going to Lydia Stevens and Remington Hobson.

Howell scored twice more after intermission to record her first career hat trick while Hobson and Ellie Zuniga added goals. Hobson, Julie Christian and Wing all had assists after the break.

Last Tuesday, Montrose journeyed to Goodrich and prevailed in a 1-0 shootout win over the rival Lady Martians.

The two teams played to a scoreless deadlock through 80 minutes of regulation play and through an additional pair of five-minute overtime sessions.

Abbie Reich, Zoee Robbins and Mattie Reich each made their penalty kicks to seal the win for the Lady Rams.

“We did not play well in the first half before carrying the game to them in the second half, so pulling this one out showed a lot about our determination to just win,” commented Coach Perrin. “We have a lot of players that hit a good PK and we have experience with them after winning a regional title on PK’s and losing the state championship on penalty kicks, so I think our team is used to the pressure that goes with that. This was a big win for us, especially after the loss to Lake Fenton and some of the adversity we have been dealing with.”

Montrose now stands at 9-3 overall and at 4-1 in the GAC.

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