Winger girls get win No. 1Red Wing girls soccer head coach Dusty Beckman picked up career coaching victory No. 1 Tuesday after the Wingers got three goals from senior Kaitlin Bischoff in a 4-1 win against Lake City in Red Wing.
Red Wing girls soccer head coach Dusty Beckman picked up career coaching victory No. 1 Tuesday after the Wingers got three goals from senior Kaitlin Bischoff in a 4-1 win against Lake City in Red Wing.
Bischoff’s three goals came in the first half and Maddy Hardyman added a goal in the second half to give Red Wing its first victory of the season.
“We remembered how to score,” Bischoff said.
Bischoff has five goals in the past two games and she gave credit to the team’s improved passing as the reason she’s started to find some goals.
“Our passing has dramatically improved,” Bischoff said.
The difference in the Wingers’ passing attack became evident fairly quickly as they strung together several passes to work around the Tigers’ defense.
Bischoff scored 5 minutes, 39 seconds into the match and Red Wing held that lead until the 23rd minute mark.
Kaylee Becker tied the game on a penalty kick for Lake City after Trista Bremer got taken down inside the 18-yard box on a breakaway.
The equalizer didn’t stand for long as Bischoff scored her second goal from just outside the 18-yard box on a tear-drop shot that was just out of the reach of Tigers keeper Beth Peterson.
Bischoff added her third goal just before the end of the first half at the 35 minute mark when she ran onto a ball behind the Lake City defense and found the short side of the goal.
“They’re starting to take it serious and they see their potential,” Beckman said. “They played as a team.”
With the offense putting together tic-tac-toe passes at points, the Wingers defense and midfield did its part by holding the Tigers to few quality scoring chances.
“They really held them to a minimum of shots,” Beckman said.
Red Wing faces Winona Saturday in Red Wing. Lake City faces Cotter Thursday in Lake City.