New Holstein Falls in D-4 State Soccer Championship

By Ryan Rodig |

Published 06/21 2014 09:52PM

Updated 06/21 2014 10:03PM

(WFRV-TV) - The New Holstein girl's soccer team dominated the first half of the WIAA Division 4 state championship game against Assumption Saturday, but after 40 minutes the Huskies lead was only 1-0.

Now they wish they were able to turn more chances into goals.

Senior Laiken Meyer, New Holstein's leading scorer, got her team on the board with a goal in the 35th minute of the first half, but several other opportunities to score were not successful.

The Royals turned the tables on New Holstein in the second half coming out as the more aggressive team.  Assumption tied the game in the 49th minute when Mary Sigler's corner kick resulted in a header goal for Jasmine Hunn.

Then when it looked like the game was destined for overtime tied 1-1, Sigler received a pass on a breakaway and scored from 12 feet out with less than six minutes left in the game.  Assumption held on from there to hand the Huskies a 2-1 loss, and defeat them with a late goal just like they did back in 2011 in the D-3 semifinals.

The win was Assumption's first ever state championship, and the silver ball is New Holstein's second in program history.

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