Rice Lake Online | Rice Lake, WI

Home | Events Calendar | Sports | Education | Government | Subscribe | Business Links | Jobs | Community Links | Contact Us
Top StoriesObituariesFamily TiesPhotosClassifiedsPlace AdSubmitCouponsDisplay AdsSpecial SectionsExtras
Site Sponsors
 •  Norske Nook

Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE

Top Stories
Obituaries
Classifieds
Jobs
Family Ties
Sports
• Sports
Government
Opinions
The Arts
Outdoors
Education
Special Sections
Submit
Place Ad
Coupons
E-Editions

News Bulletins





home : sports : sports December 17, 2014


WITC

4/9/2014 2:33:00 PM
Soccer players shovel to speed melt
Warriors will open season Friday night

It's shovels first for the Rice Lake Warriors girls' soccer team this week as they prepare for Friday night's home opener on Pug Lund Field.
With this week's spring weather, it's hoped that the artificial turf of Pug Lund Field will be clear of snow for Friday's game against visiting Superior.
To help accelerate the snow melt, soccer players took shovels to the field Tuesday night to remove as much snow as possible. Up to 4 inches remained on the turf as of Tuesday morning, said Warriors coach Mike Shomion.
"Everything is a go for Friday night and Saturday," said Shomion.
Saturday's action is a three-team round robin among the Warriors, Ashland and Osceola. Rice Lake plays Osceola at 2 p.m. and Ashland at 6 p.m. In the 4 p.m. game, its Osceola vs. Ashland.
Eleven players return for the Warriors from last year's squad that went 16-7-1 overall, including a school-best 7-5 in the Big Rivers for third place.
The Warriors have key returnees on defense in junior goaltender Hannah Arrigoni and senior defenders Bailey Kleven, Allison Walsh and Megan Walsh.
On offense, the top returnees are senior forward Hannah Schweitzer and junior midfielder Emma Nielsen.
Arrigoni had 11 shutouts last season while posting a 1.18 goals-against average, earning her an honorable mention on the all-Big Rivers team.
Defender Megan Walsh was also an all-conference honorable mention performer.
Schweitzer and Nielsen will be two of the players picking up the scoring after the Warriors graduated their top scorer from last season, Kara Komoto.
Komoto scored 29 goals and finished her career as Rice Lake's all-time leading scorer.
Other key losses offensively from last season are midfielder Jessie Byrnes, third leading scorer with six goals and six assists, and Shelby Golden.
"We're hoping we can spread the offense around this season. I think we have about five players who can score 10 to 12 goals each," said Shomion.
Those players start with Schweitzer, who posted seven goals and six assists as a junior. Nielsen had five goals and three assists last season.
Other letterwinners returning are senior midfielder Kendra Cutsforth and Kristie Sommerfeld, senior midfielder/forward Rachel Heinecke, junior midfielder Jennifer Terrell and junior midfielder/forward Lauren Shomion.
There are eight seniors on the roster, including forward Susan Haack. Team captains are seniors Schweitzer, Sommerfeld and Megan Walsh.
"With strong goaltending and an experienced back line on defense, we feel we can play with anyone on any given day," said Shomion.
The conference season begins Tuesday when the Warriors are scheduled to visit River Falls. Shomion sees River Falls and Eau Claire Memorial as two of the top teams in the Big Rivers this season.
Rice Lake went 2-1 in the Division 2 playoffs last season, defeating Somerset and Hayward before losing to Ashland, 2-0, in the sectional semifinals.


Lake 7 Theatre




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


 






Losin' It
Price Co. Mgr.
Local Coupons
LifeENL SignupFacebookCommunity CalendarChronotype Advertising Rates
Powered by 72dpi

Copyright© Chronotype Publishing • 28 S. Main Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868 • 715 234-2121 • For news: newsroom@chronotype.com • For advertising: bdorrance@chronotype.com • For site admin.: publish1@chronotype.com
Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved