Tigers fall to Rockets
Published 11:52 pm Thursday, September 30, 2010
Rochester John Marshall shuts out Albert Lea
The Albert Lea girls’ soccer team lost to Rochester John Marshall 2-0 Thursday, but Tigers head coach Rick Barnhill found it easy to take away some positives.
“We lost the game, but we found a much needed passion to achieve and some intensity that I’ve been waiting to see since the beginning of the year,” Barnhill said. “If we can maintain this genuine passion and it wasn’t just an artificial emotion for just one night, we can approach the sections with much anticipation.”
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While the Tigers defense gave up two goals, it held the Rockets in check for the entire 45 minutes that J.M. held the ball in Albert Lea’s half.
Barnhill said that goalkeeper Anna Brouwers and midfielder Brooke Hanson played with great motion and enthusiasm. He also credited eighth-grader Taylor Thompson composure and determination on defense.
The Tigers play again tonight at 5 p.m. against Owatonna at Hammer Stadium.