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Girls Soccer: Wingers adjust, but fall to Century

Red Wing is seeing improvements through all three of its games thus far. Now, the team is waiting for that progress to show itself in the win column.

On Tuesday, the Wingers’ girls soccer team fell to Rochester Century, 3-0, in Big Nine Conference play.

“We’re starting to play better and people are getting used to their new positions,” said Red Wing head coach David Thurston.

The Panthers notched two first-half goals with Nicole Gathman scoring in the seventh minute, followed by a goal at the 15th minute by Katherine Dougherty.

After Century put up 11 shots on goal in the first half, the Wingers switched up the defense at midfield, limiting the Panthers to just three shots on goal in the final 40 minutes.

“It goes to show how much our adjustments helped out,” Thurston said. “We just need to provide more transitions in the neutral zone to get into the offensive zone.”

Century’s final goal came in the 64th minute by Alivia Zorteau.

In the net, Wingers goalkeeper Ashlyn Nystuen stopped 14 shots in the loss. Red Wing’s offense struggled to get going with just one shot on net.

“We just couldn’t quite get it to the strikers,” Thurston said. “We had a couple more shots that were just wide of the net.”

On Thursday, Red Wing (0-3, 0-3 Big Nine) plays host to Rochester John Marshall.

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