Girls Soccer: Smith's hat trick paces Warriors
SAUK RAPIDS--Ally Smith scored three goals during the Brainerd Warriors 5-1 Central Lakes Conference win over the Sauk Rapids Storm Tuesday. Gabbie Smith and Lexi Roby also scored for the conference leading Warriors. "We challenged the girls to s...
SAUK RAPIDS-Ally Smith scored three goals during the Brainerd Warriors 5-1 Central Lakes Conference win over the Sauk Rapids Storm Tuesday.
Gabbie Smith and Lexi Roby also scored for the conference leading Warriors.
"We challenged the girls to share the ball more tonight and they really did early in the game resulting in two quick goals," said Warriors head coach Grant Gmeinder. "The first one came on a corner kick from Regan McElfresh that Lexi Roby headed in. The second was from Gabbie Smith to Ally Smith. Sauk Rapids showed great energy and fought their way back into the game in the first half.
"We started to move the ball again in the second half and got many quality chances. Ally did a great job finishing two nice chances from Bryn Waters and Emma Smith provided the final assist to Gabbie Smith. We were pleased with the girls' desire to move the ball, and build good habits tonight. Molly Rudolph and Megan Tschida shared the net tonight, and both played very well."
Brainerd 2 3- 5
Sauk Rapids 1 0- 1
B-Lexi Roby (Regan Mcelfresh) 6:40
B-Ally Smith (Gabbie Smith) 7:37
SR-Caitlin Schreiner 40:00
B-A. Smith (Bryn Waters) 16:47
B-A. Smith (Waters) 18:11
B-Gabbie Smith (Emma Smith) 35:18
Shots on goal: B 28, SR 7
Goalkeepers: B-Megan Tschida (3 saves), Molly Rudolph (3 saves); SR-Sydney Plemel (23 saves)
Conference: B 4-0-1. Overall: B 6-0-1. Next: Willmar at Brainerd 7 p.m. Thursday.