Meyer Moves Into Sole Possession of Most Goals in School History with 65th of Career
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior forward Maria Wiefering (middle) makes a move in a recent game. Wiefering scored twice in the 10-0 win over Dayton.|
The Bluebirds (12-4 overall, 8-0 9th Region) did just that with a 10-0 win over the Dayton Lady Devils (2-8-1, 2-2 district) in one half. Highlands won all four district seed games by a combined 35-0.
"They kind of played us straight up," said Alex Dean, Highlands Head Coach. "Their (Head Coach Pat West) and I talked before the game. He was very, very nice and I really appreciate the way he coaches his girls because he was emphasizing effort. What he wants to do is work on the defense so when (Dayton) plays the other couple teams in our district that he can kind of prepare for that. It was nice seeing the effort given by Dayton."
Highlands senior forward Lindsey Meyer scored the third goal of the game and stepped into school history. With her 18th goal of the season, Meyer recorded the 65th goal of her career taking over the top spot in program history.
Meyer also has 35 career assists for a grand total of 165 career points. Former Highlands assistant and 1999 graduate Stephanie Sandfoss-Graves recorded 64 goals, 39 assists for 167 points in her career.
Junior forward Maria Wiefering scored twice to lead Highlands. She is second on the team with 11 goals and seven assists for 29 points.
Four juniors scored their first goals of the season. They are defender/forward Brooklyn Shuley, defender Kelsey Schuett, defender Parker Price and defender Natalie Ossege. Ossege assisted Shuley's goal. Junior Amy Herfel, junior Maria Broering and senior Hannah Hartman had the other three Highlands goals. Juniors Lauren Deckert, Kelsey Mathis, sophomores Kenzie Nehus, Greta Noble and freshman Chloe Bramble added assists.
Highlands owns nine shutouts on the season. Junior goalkeeper Rylee Thomas did not see a shot in the win.
"I think we did a good job realizing that we can't just push 10 goals right away," Thomas said. "I think we controlled the game very well. We worked on some things we needed to work on as a team."
Highlands plays Bishop Brossart at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Tower Park.
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The Bluebirds fell to 5-1 with their first loss this season. Jake Welch caught a touchdown pass from Isaac Surrey for the lone touchdown for Highlands.
Highlands is slated to play host to Conner on Oct. 3. Game time is 6 p.m.