Ravenhorst rallies Tigers past JM

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 4, 2002

More than once this season, Albert Lea High School girls’ soccer coach Todd Lange has put his top defenders on an opponent’s returning all-conference player, and they’ve kept that player off the scoreboard.

Rochester John Marshall had no such luck with Amy Ravenhorst.

The Tigers’ all-conference forward netted all four goals &045; three in the second half &045; as Albert Lea rallied past the Rockets 4-2 at Hammer Field Tuesday night.

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Albert Lea head coach Todd Lange didn’t know if the four goals is a school record, but he was certain of at least one thing.

&uot;It’s pretty rare, pretty rare,&uot; said Lange. &uot;Amy’s definitely living up to her all-conference potential here.&uot;

Ravenhorst opened the scoring just five minutes into the game, nailing a penalty kick, but the Rockets got the next two goals and led 2-1 at halftime. Both teams had three shots on goal in the first half.

&uot;We had been controlling the ball in the midfield but couldn’t get any shot production,&uot; said Lange.

The second half was another story. The Tigers outshot the Rockets 11-1, with Ravenhorst scoring on assists from Amy Marka and Sydney Staloch before netting an unassisted goal.

Also playing well, according to Lange, were forwards Staloch, Marka and Brittany Arendt and defenders Katie Dooley and Steph Overgaard.

Liz Reynen was the goalie.

Albert Lea’s junior varsity lost 1-0 while the C-squad tied 0-0.

The varsity improved its record to 1-2-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the Big Nine.

&uot;It feels good to get the win,&uot; said Lange. &uot;It was good to see the girls come together and get fired up and finish the game. We’ve had a couple good tie games, but we didn’t finish them, and tonight we did that.&uot;

The Tigers return to action Saturday with a 3 p.m. game at Northfield.