Century rallies past Albert Lea soccer girls, 4-1

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 30, 2002

ROCHESTER &045; It was a tale of two halves for the Albert Lea High School girls’ soccer team.

If the Tigers could have left at halftime, they would have had a win.

Instead, Rochester Century scored four unanswered goals in the second half and defeated the Tigers 4-1 in a Big Nine game at Rochester Thursday night.

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&uot;I’m not sure what happened in the second half,&uot; said Tigers coach Todd Lange. &uot;We struggled offensively all night. Most of the game, they controlled the ball in our end. In the first half we were able to get it out and get some chances.&uot;

The Tigers managed only one shot in the second half, according to Lange.

Albert Lea’s goal came about two minutes before the intermission, when Laura Hillman sent a corner kick that Amy Ravenhorst deflected to Brie Woitas, who knocked it in the net.

For the game, the Panthers outshot the Tigers 11-4.

&uot;They’re definitely a good team,&uot; said Lange. &uot;I’m guessing they’ll be at or near the top of the Big Nine again this year, although I do look forward to our next netting when I think it can be a better result.&uot;

Lange said Brianne Plantage played a strong defensive game, holding a returning all-conference player without a goal. Ravenhorst also played well again, as did midfielders Woitas, Jerri Mondeel and Sydney Staloch.

Liz Reynen was in goal for Albert Lea.

The junior varsity lost 9-0 while the C-squad fell 4-0.

The Tigers, 0-2-2 overall and 0-1-2 in the Big Nine, host Rochester John Marshall Tuesday.