SPORTS SHORTS: STC/EM girls suffer another 1-goal loss
MOUNT VERNON — The South Tama County/East Marshall girls’ soccer team turned away 19 shots but couldn’t stop the 20th as Mount Vernon put back a rebound for a 1-0 overtime win against the Trojans in Tuesday’s WaMaC Conference clash.
The Mustangs (9-7) found the back of the net with 3 minutes, 19 seconds, gone off the clock, as a save by STC/EM keeper Abby Llewellyn led to a rebound opportunity that Mount Vernon converted for the golden goal.
It marked the sixth 1-0 loss for STC/EM this season and the seventh one-goal defeat for the Trojans (1-16).
Llewellyn ended with 19 saves, while STC/EM managed just three shot attempts and one shot on goal at the other end of the pitch.
The Trojans go back out for their fifth-straight road game next Tuesday, visiting Class 2A No. 6 Union Community in a non-conference contest.
Unbeaten Cadets turn back GC/G-R
IOWA FALLS — Marcos Vila scored a hat trick to help Class 2A No. 6 Iowa Falls-Alden deny 1A No. 4 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 7-3, on Monday night.
The host Cadets improved to 15-0 with the high-scoring win. Iowa Falls-Alden has scored at least four goals in all of its games this season, though Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s three goals was the most the Cadets have allowed.
Logan Steelman and Logan Ward both had two goals and two assists for IFA, and Koltan Peterson made 22 saves in net for the win.
Cale Hendricks, Thomas Mussig and Walker Thede each tallied a goal, and Erik Knaack had two assists for GC/G-R (8-6), which lost its fourth-straight to close the regular season. The Rebels played their final six games away from home, going 1-5 in that stretch.
Goalkeeper Parker Bown made seven saves on 14 shots on goal in the loss.