BOONE — Playing without four starters, Central Iowa United’s girls soccer team split a pair of matches at the Boone tournament on Saturday.
CIU bounced back from a shootout loss against Carroll Kuemper to down host Boone 5-0.
“The girls did an amazing job with the heat and being down some players,” CIU girls soccer coach Sadie Jones said. “We loved the opportunity to go out and get better each game.”
In the win over Boone, five different players scored a goal, including starting keeper Elise Robertson. She scored on a penalty kick after getting fouled in the box.
Robertson played 30 minutes in goal and had the team’s only save of the match. Gabby Erickson played the other 30 minutes in goal as both matches were 60 minutes in length.
Central Iowa United (4-4) led 2-0 at halftime and scored three more goals in the second half. Avery Fricke, Sophie Comegys, Grace Tollefson and Isabelle Hill all had goals and Rylee Merryman contributed an assist.
“The girls worked very hard in this game. I am very happy with how many people stepped up and played a great game. Molly Seyller played great the defense and Isabelle Hill was a key sub going in and facilitating many runs.”— Central Iowa United girls soccer coach Sadie Jones
Four starters missed the tournament because Baxter’s prom was held that day.
Boone fell to 1-7. Carroll Kuemper is now 7-5 after the shootout win in CIU’s opener.
That match was even at 1-all after regulation. The two teams went straight to a shootout and Kuemper outscored CIU 2-1 in that session.
“The girls worked very hard in this game,” Jones said. “I am very happy with how many people stepped up and played a great game. Molly Seyller played great the defense and Isabelle Hill was a key sub going in and facilitating many runs.”
Reilly Jensen converted CIU’s penalty kick in the shootout.
Fricke scored the team’s only goal in regulation off a corner kick from Brooke Christie with 7 minutes to play. It was Fricke’s fourth goal of the season and Christie’s third assist of the spring.
Robertson had five saves in the loss.