FREMONT – Over the course of two soccer games Saturday morning, only one ball found the back of the net.
Fortunately, it came off the foot of Ashtyn Schneider.
Schneider’s 15th goal of the season was enough to lift the Fremont Ross girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Clyde Saturday. The Lady Giants’ win followed a frustrating, scoreless tie by the boys team against Clyde, despite the Little Giants’ dominating the play.
Lady Giants get a win
The Lady Giants had their opportunities to put more goals in the net but only Schneider managed to do so.
“Ashtyn had a great shot in the first half that hit the top of the center back of the post,” co-coach Emma Schratt said. “Unfortunately, Mia (Ramirez) and Emma (Holman) and Jadyn (Rozzell), who all took shots, couldn’t find the back of the net.”
Schratt said the Lady Giants, who are entering the home stretch of the season, are stating to show signs of fatigue, but they have to fight through it.
“I know that are near the end of the season and the girls are getting worn down and starting to be a little sluggish with the plays they are making,” Schratt said.
“…We couldn’t find the net in the second half and, again, we had some sloppy plays with not being able to find each other’s feet and the shots looked more like passes. Hopefully this week we can learn from our mistakes.”
Sarah Watson picked up the win in the goal and Ross improved to 6-3-2 overall on the season. The Lady Giants travel to Rossford on Monday.
Little Giants unable to find the net
Calling the boys soccer team’s 0-0 tie with Clyde frustrating would be an understatement.
The Little Giants controlled the ball for long stretches of time Saturday, hardly allowing Clyde to cross midfield with possession in the second half.
And though Ross fired 25 shots at the Clyde goal – with zero shots taken on its keeper – the Little Giants never managed to put the ball in the net.
“You just have to let them keep getting after it,” coach Alex Coressel said. “And it’s not like we didn’t get chances, but they weren’t the best quality chances at times, but nothing going in.
“…We kept the ball up there the entire time, but not getting one in the net made for a very long morning,” he added. “It was one of those things where any shot you take, it was not going to be your day to put it in, I guess, even though we held it in their end the entire time.
Things won’t get any easier for Ross (7-3-1), however, as the Little Giants host powerful St. John’s Tuesday at 5 p.m.
“They’re ranked first or second in most of our polls,” Coressel said of the Titans. “They play high level of competition and they’ve been beating up on a lot of people.”