PLEASANT HILL — Newton goalie Emily Forsyth and Prairie City-Monroe’s goalie Taylor Davenport had contrasting games Saturday morning. The final score, 10-0, with the Cardinals winning tells the story.
Forsyth didn’t have much to do tending the goal for Newton as the teams played in the Southeast Polk girls’ soccer tournament. She even scored twice at the end of the game. Davenport was besieged from the outset by Newton shots on goal.
“I don’t mind not having much to do,” Forsyth said after the shutout victory. “We had some new people in defense today because of a couple girls gone taking the ACTs. It was a little weird at first, but the girls stepped up and played well in their new positions.”
Ryanne Rausch scored the first goal of the contest less than two minutes into the game. The Cardinals were up 3-0 by the eighth minute of the game and held a 5-0 lead over the Mustangs at halftime.
The second half was much the same. Forsyth came out as goalie, put on the jersey of Rylie Udelhoven, who went down with an injury midway through the first half, and played on the offensive end for Newton late in the game. Forsyth kicked the ball into the PCM net for the final score to end the game by rule with 4:24 left to play.
“We have work to do. It’s just the second game of the season,” said Bill Sowder, PCM head coach. “They’re still adjusting to my way of playing things and as long as they continue to try to do what I want out there, we’ll get better.”
The Cardinals (2-0) went on to play Marshalltown later in the tournament PCM (1-1) was scheduled to play Southeast Polk JV A and Davenport West.
More on the games for both Newton and PCM from the tournament will be Monday’s Newton Daily News.