By Murray Gleffe
DE PERE – Amelia Schuh scored four goals to help lead the De Pere girls soccer team to a 7-0 victory outside the league on April 4 at Seymour at Nowak Family Field.
“I was thrilled with the three goals we set at the start of the game,” said Andy Steger, De Pere’s head coach. “We have chances in the remaining half but we haven’t finished anything. It was the first time with the whole team together, it was fun to get the first win. “
Schuh opened the Redbirds article in two minutes with a beautiful header on Thunder’s back.
Four minutes later, Ella Ericksen posted a fine corner in the middle of the pitch, and again, Schuh scored to give De Pere (1-0 overall) a 2-0 lead immediately.
The rare hat trick hat was worn by Schuh in just 14 minutes of the game as it took a long time for Ellie Patrickus and scored to give the Redbirds a 3-0 lead, an advantage they gained at half-time.
“I owe it all to my partners,” said Schuh. “Passes are timely so I can score. In addition to our offensive product, our security was tight tonight. We didn’t let Seymour get too deep into the whole game.
Seymour (0-2) managed to get an offensive finish only five times in the first 40 minutes and did not shoot at goal.
Three minutes into the second half, De Pere led by four goals after Oakley Witteck fired a shot past Seymour goalkeeper Madison Mueller.
Schuh and Joleigh Blahnik added to the Redbirds overall midway through the second half in a 6-0 lead.
With many changes to take place after the second half, Alaena Zastrow scored the final score of the game after bending a bullet from 36 yards out.
“We feel as deep as anyone around us,” Steger said. “We played 20 kids tonight. The girls from the bench will be trusted to help us throughout the season. ”
Grace Claflin has closed De Pere’s article.
The Redbirds turn short when they head to Kaukauna on Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m.
“There are some amazing teams at this conference (Fox River Classic Conference), which starts with Bay Port, Notre Dame Academy and Sheboygan North,” Steger said. “Look at the talented small Pulaski team and the cool Green Bay team in the Southwest, and it makes it harder every time you go out on the field.”