Vermont – Kennedy Baker called a late goal of swinging the pendulum in the direction of the Vermont area and net keeper Maddie Stromberg subsequently secured the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory with one last jump in Thursday night’s football game.
Complicated in the 3-all, Becker found a small piece of space among three Tiger defenders in front of the cage and took advantage of the rebounding ball generated by teammate Kate Busche into a header with 3:21 remaining in regulation at Jeffery Kot Soccer Complex in Vermont.
Anna Ottermarkt’s corner kick to Kate Bush ignited the last-point scenario before Stromberg made her 12th and final stop against Marshall Avery Schneider’s suspended attempt to equalize before 2:42. Stromberg displayed her vertical jump and the arching shot hit the bar out of harm’s way.
“Fantastic Contributions From Sideline To Margin Tonight,” Vermont district coach Matt Nielsen said. “After Marshall tied the score late in the second half, I thought Kennedy brought some energy off the bench and stretched their defense with speed.”
Nielsen also cited Emma Shipman’s persistence during the final two minutes of the opening 40-minute game to help prevent the Cardinal from running into a deficit at the break.
Down 2-1, Vermont scored a penalty following Marshall’s foul in the penalty area with 2:14 left, but the referee made no mention of stopping time. After Scheppmann hit a kick between Tigers goalkeeper Anna Degrout and the right tube for the apparent equalizer, the penalty was waved because the referee “He told the player to wait for his signal to shoot and did not give it.”
Scheppmann hit the next penalty over the bar, but scored the real equalizer from a Maia Goerndt pass with 1:12 left before the break.
“The goal that Emma put up to tie it at 2 – it was all one of the most beautiful and timely goals I’ve seen” Nielsen said. “What a momentum changer.”
Kate Bush bet the Cardinals to a 3-2 lead by drilling a grass-hugging net finder near the doorstep from a superb pass from Alison Jansen on point with 11:10 left in the second half.
Marisa Talamantes tied the match for Marshall by whipping Stromberg for 35 yards over the back pedal with 5:33 to get into regulation.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead when Gabriella Ross took a short pass from the exit and made an odd side turn on a shot that hit the left pipe and veered down the string at the 21:59 mark of the first half.
Becker answered the Vermont area by pinning a low pass inside the left tube away from a well-placed fore pass from Maia Goerndt at the 18:34 fork.
Maddie Van Collen regained momentum for Marshall with only 4:54 left in the first half by pressing a scrum shot into the net with Averi Schneider’s pass to lead 2-1.
Degrott finished 9 saves for the Tigers.
Vermont (3-3) hosts the Rochester Lords at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cote Soccer Complex, while Marshall (3-2) travels to New Richland on Saturday for the 10 a.m. game against Wasica.
MAR – Gabriella Ross (unassisted), 21:59.
FMT – Kennedy Becker (Maia Goerndt), 18:34.
Mar Maddy Van Colen (Avery Schneider), 4:54.
FMT – Emma Scheppmann (Maia Goerndt), 1:12.
the other half
FMT – Kate Busche (Allison Janssen), 11:10.
Mar-Marissa Talamantes (unassisted), 5:33.
FMT – Kennedy Becker (Kate Busche), 3:21.
Shots on goal: Marshall 7-8-15; Vermont District 4-9-13. Corners: Vermont District 4; Marshall 3.
Save: Maddie Stromberg (FMT) 12; Anna DeGroot (March) 9.
Frankie Martin scored twice and net guard Mary Bennett made five saves to guide the Vermont District to a 5-1 win over Marshall during Thursday night’s junior activity in Vermont.
Maia Goerndt, Abbie Simpson and Madi Pluim each produced one goal for the hometown Cardinals, while Alex Martin, Bella Schroeder, Jakky Aquino and Mataya Weber each made one assist in the win.
Vermont District 3, Marshall 2 – The Cardinals used another heartbreaking comeback in the second half to score a one-goal victory over their hometown Tigers during Thursday night’s Big South Conference event on artificial turf at the University of Southwest Minnesota’s campus in Marshall.
Lagging 2-0 at the break, the Vermont district scored three unanswered goals to exit the collective field with a win in hand.
Prince Labee continued his high-octane attacking performances by taking a penalty kick to the Cardinal in the second half.
Later, Lippi netted the equalizer with a direct free kick before Eric Gonzalez Godoy was credited with the match-winning goal by Marshall’s own goal during the closing stages of the second half.
Goaltender Jack Kosbab produced 10 saves to take the win for the Vermont District (2-3-1), which host Worthington at 7pm on Tuesday at the Cote Soccer Complex.
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