The Genoa-Kingston girls soccer team beat Rockford Lutheran, 2-1, Thursday at home, giving the Crusaders their second Big Northern Conference loss in the past nine seasons.
Nikki Hebel scored both goals for G-K (2-1, 1-1 BNC West) and was assisted both times by Viviana Beltran.
G-K held off Lutheran, which scored with four minutes remaining in the match, to claim the victory.
“It was definitely a total team effort. The fullbacks played strong and limited their attacks,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “The forwards worked well together to create opportunities for each other, and the mids did a nice job of controlling possession to get the play forward in the attack.
“This was a great win for us against a quality team.”
The Cogs host Rockford Christian Life today.
Cogs roll: Genoa-Kingston dominated North Boone, 14-0, on the road.
Baylie Ullmark pitched another complete-game shutout, this one covering five innings. Ullmark struck out eight and walked one.
Rachel Joos and Paige Keegan each had two hits for the Cogs (3-0, 1-0 Big Northern Conference East).
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