April 22, 2014 | 02:21 PMKENOSHA — The Badger girls soccer team lost 1-0 to Kenosha Tremper on April 17 in a nail-biter at Ameche Field.
Tremper scored their only goal within the first five minutes of the game, but despite dominating time of possession, Tremper was unable to score again against Badger’s tight defense.
Tremper had 11 shots on goal compared to Badger’s one and 13 corner kicks against Badger’s two.
“They’re traditionally a really strong program and we knew that going in, but I told the girls at the end of the game, we created a few chances early in the first half and then again toward the end of the game,” Badger head coach Ross Fowler said. “I was really proud of our effort defensively.”
Badger is 3-1 and has only allowed 2 goals this season. Fowler said he hopes his team can continue to dominate defensively, but the key to victory this season will be offensive production.
“I think our focus now is creating some offense and keeping the soccer ball for ourselves and not putting so much pressure on our defense,” Fowler said. “Relieving some of that pressure.
Badger will host the Badger Invitational this weekend, April 25 and 26 at Badger High School. The girls will play Watertown on Friday night, Waukesha South on Saturday morning and Racine St. Catherine on Saturday afternoon.
“Hopefully we can get something going this week offensively,” Fowler said.