SPORTS SHORTS: GC/G-R girls go 4-1 at W-SR tourney
WAVERLY — The Class 1A No. 10 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer team went 4-1 on Saturday at the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament, losing only to Iowa City Regina in a one-goal match.
The Rebels improved to 10-4 for the spring with back-to-back wins on both sides of the loss to Regina. GC/G-R defeated Anamosa 11-1 and Vinton-Shellsburg 6-2 before falling 2-1 to Iowa City Regina. GC/G-R bounced back to shut out both Western Dubuque 5-0 and Solon 4-0.
For the day, GC/G-R senior Madison McMartin racked up seven goals and eight assists, highlighted by a four-goal, three-assist effort against Anamosa. Sophomore Jacque Kuester racked up seven goals and three assists, scoring twice in three of the four wins.
Belen Ellenberger, also a sophomore, scored five goals to go with two assists for the tournament, while freshman Reece Gordan got four goals and two assists. Senior Taylor Gienger tacked on a goal and an assist, both coming in the victory over Anamosa, and Sydney Mathews also tallied one goal in the win over Solon.
GC/G-R senior goalkeeper Carsen Hamann was 3-1 in net for the day, recording 10 saves while allowing four goals. Sophomore Makenzie Martens made seven saves in the Rebels’ 5-0 shutout of Western Dubuque in her only appearance in net.
STC/EM girls stifled by No. 2 Marion
TAMA — Marion sophomore Grace Coates moved into a tie for second in the state with 28 goals this season, scoring four times to help the Class 2A No. 2 Indians defeat the South Tama County/East Marshall girls soccer team by a 10-0 margin on Friday.
Coates added two assists to the final tally as Marion (11-0) ended the match by the mercy rule in the 77th minute. Goalkeeper Grace Byers faced just two shots from the visiting Trojans (2-11), who suffered their sixth-straight loss.
Jo Hartke added three goals and an assist for Marion, while Corrina Dittner, Kayba Laube and Ana Schuttloffel scored one goal each.