Bobcats overtake Waterloo West to snap skid

WATERLOO — The Marshalltown girls’ soccer team snapped a three-game skid with a 2-1, come-from-behind victory over Waterloo West on Monday night at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

Waterloo West (1-6) scored the first goal of the match only to have Marshalltown rally for the win. McKenna Coleman scored the Bobcats’ icebreaker in the 29th minute and Sara Huffman converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute to put Marshalltown on top by halftime, 2-1.

“McKenna Coleman has been playing well and it shows in how she is able to hold on to the ball and see the play develop,” said MHS head coach Stacy Galema. “She has been a major part of our success this season.”

Neither team broke through on the scoresheet in the second half, preserving the win for MHS. Bobcat goalkeeper Esme Chavez Gomez needed to make just two saves to keep the Bobcats in the lead the rest of the way.

Marshalltown (5-4) outshot the host Wahawks by a 24-6 margin.

“After seven games in 15 days, a few days away to practice and work on things will be huge before our next game,” said Galema. “Last week was a tough week for us and today it felt like we were a little sluggish and trying to get our feet under us.”

The Bobcats have a week off before wrapping up its three-game road swing with a trip to Des Moines East on April 23.


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