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Central girls’ soccer rolls to shutout win

Lauren Joosten, shown as a member of the HCSC Nitros, right, and Jamestown’s Hannah Sjostrom, left, go after the ball during their U18 girls match during the Dacotah Bank Cup tournament this past summer. Joosten had a pair of goals for Aberdeen Central in a win on Saturday. Photo by John Davis taken 6/26/2021

RAPID CITY – The Aberdeen Central girls soccer program had little trouble dispatching its second opponent in as many days Saturday, knocking off Douglas/Rapid City Christian 10-0 to complete the Golden Eagles’ two-day season-opening trip through the Black Hills.

Central scored six goals in the first half, including four in the game’s first 25 minutes of play and cruised to the win.

“We were playing a team that’s young and inexperienced,” said Central coach Merle Aske. “They’re on the opposite end of the spectrum of where we are in that regard.”

Still, Aske said it was important to take the game seriously, and he was pleased with his team’s attention to detail.

“The girls did a good job of going after it,” he said. “We were going on grass again, so the ball was a little slower, but we moved the ball around and did a lot of good things.”

Deshani Peters, Lauren Joosten and Morgan Fiedler all had two goals apiece for the Golden Eagles.
Taryn Hettich, Madison Gillen, Ivy Schanzenbach and Madison Hochstetter combined for the remaining four goals on the board.

Central returns to action Thursday, facing Sioux Falls Jefferson — the newest team in the state — in Sioux Falls. The Golden Eagles open their home slate Saturday, hosting Brookings at noon.

Aberdeen Central 10, Douglas-Rapid City Christian 0

First half
1, AC, Deshani Peters (Jayda Hammer), 11th minute; 2, AC, Morgan Fiedler (Peters), 13th minute; 3, AC, Lauren Joosten, 18th minute; 4, AC, Joosten (Taylor Lyke), 24th minute; 5, AC, Madison Hochstetter (Courtney Nipp and Gracie Lozenski), 31st minute; 6, AC, Peters, 38th minute;
Second Half
7, AC, Ivy Schanzenbach, 42nd minute; 8, AC, Fiedler (Hammer), 45th minute; 9, AC, Taryn Hettich, 48th minute; 10, AC, Maddison Gillen (Lozenski), 58th minute.
Shots: AC 45, D/RCC 4.

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