Park girls soccer: Wolfpack unbeaten to start 2012 seasonPark capped last week with a 2-1 overtime win over Suburban East Conference foe Cretin-Derham Hall. The win improved the Wolfpack’s record to 4-0-1 overall and 1-0 in the SEC.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
Park capped last week with a 2-1 overtime win over Suburban East Conference foe Cretin-Derham Hall. The win improved the Wolfpack’s record to 4-0-1 overall and 1-0 in the SEC.
So far, in addition to topping the Raiders, Park has beaten Kasson-Mantorville 2-0, Simley 4-0, Bemidji 3-0 and tied Monticello 0-0.
“We’ve played against some top Class A schools with very good coaches for our non-conference games,” Park head coach Greg Juba said. “We’ve pretty much stuck with coaches that understand what high school sports is about in my opinion. We’ve done well and played a lot of kids.”
In Park’s most recent win, over Cretin-Derham Hall, sophomore midfielder Carlie Williams provided the game-winning goal for the Wolfpack in overtime. Additionally, Park junior attacker Temi Ogunrinde scored in the game.
Against Bemidji, junior midfielder Katelyn Floysand scored twice, including an impressive free kick from roughly 35-yards out. Ogunrinde also scored in the game. On the year, Williams, Floysand and sophomore attacker Maddie Castro all have three goals while Ogunrinde has scored two goals.
“We’ve scored some very nice goals, played good defense, made a few very good saves and we didn’t lose,” Juba said. “Our girls have been ready to play. I think we have a lot of players that are ready to step up.”
Park takes on South St. Paul on Tuesday. Following that game, the Wolfpack faces its stiffest test of the season when it travels to rival Woodbury. The Royals are ranked sixth in the state and are currently unbeaten. After that, Park plays eight of its last nine games in the rough-and-tough SEC.
“We just want to get better each game, stay healthy, find ways to score and continue to defend,” Juba said. “If we get better and we win, that’s great. If we get better and we lose, we can deal with that, move on and get ready for sectional play.”