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Cardinal girls shut out Indianola

Preventing Indianola’s Megan Howard (9) from turning toward the goal with the ball is Newton High freshman Madison Altemeier (39). Altemeier and the Cardinals delivered their sixth shutout of the season as they beat the visiting Lady Indians, 2-0, in Little Hawkeye Conference action on Tuesday evening at H.A. Lynn Stadium.
Preventing Indianola’s Megan Howard (9) from turning toward the goal with the ball is Newton High freshman Madison Altemeier (39). Altemeier and the Cardinals delivered their sixth shutout of the season as they beat the visiting Lady Indians, 2-0, in Little Hawkeye Conference action on Tuesday evening at H.A. Lynn Stadium.

Heading into the final stretch of the regular season, Newton High’s Cardinal girls faced three Little Hawkeye Conference games. The Cardinals went into this week with a. 1-3 conference mark.

Make it 2-3 after a home victory over Indianola’s Indians on Tuesday. The Cardinals netted a 2-0 win to even their overall record to 6-6.

Junior Kameron Nehring pushed her season goal total to 15 with two goals Tuesday. She found the net at the 34:44 mark of the first half. It stood up for a 1-0 halftime lead.

With 28.46 remaining in the game, Nehring took a quick pass inside and kicked the ball past an Indianola defender and the goalkeeper.

Newton controlled the ball throughout the game as Indianola (4-10/ 2-4 LHC) had very few offensive opportunities.

Cardinal freshman goalkeeper Aurora Nehring wasn’t challenged much and unofficially had two saves. Aurora Nehring had 107 goal saves going into the game. All six of the Cardinal wins are shutouts.

Newton hosts Class 1A No. 11 Pella Christian at 5:30 p.m. in LHC action. The Cardinals finish conference play on May 21 at Class 2A No. 7 Dallas Center-Grimes. Newton girls’ junior varsity schedule has been canceled for the remainder of the season.

On Friday, the Cardinal girls play a non-conference game against Boone at 4:30 p.m. as part of Newton High’s Conquering Cancer Night at H.A. Lynn Stadium. The Cardinal boys play Class 1A No. 11 Nevada at 7:45 p.m.

Newton’s girls opens Class 2A Region 3 play at home against South Tama on May 23. That game is at 6 p.m. at H.A. Lynn Stadium.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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