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Lady Chiefs can't buy goal in regional loss to Pewaukee

All-Rock Valley South First team Becca Hobbs, sr., midfielder; Lindsay Mazur, soph., defender; Morgan Sutich, soph., forward. Honorable mention Stephanie Tadje, jr., defender; Alex Martin, soph., forward.
June 09, 2010 | 08:36 AM
Pewaukee — The Big Foot/Williams Bay girls soccer squad didn't have luck on its side Saturday in a regional final.

Despite outplaying the Pirates, the Chiefs fell, 3-0. Big Foot finished with an overall record of 12-9-2.

Coach Marcus Nolan said his squad often came close to scoring, kicking several balls off the goal post.

"We outplayed them the entire game," he said. "We kicked five or seven balls off the goalie post. Morgan Sutich had the hat trick with balls off the post. We had some open-goal scenarios, but our girls either fell or tumbled. It was kind of comical. We were like, 'What the heck?' We had 21 shots and challenged their goalie all day."

The Pirates were efficient with their kicks, making three of three shots. They quickly put two goals on the board in the 24th and 27th minutes, then tallied their last goal 59 minutes in.

Despite the loss, Nolan was happy with his team's performance.

"I'm very pleased with how we played," he said. "We stepped up to the challenge. We were a better team. People were even telling us that we outplayed them. We played really well all year, but we just didn't finish. A ton of girls improved this year."

Nolan said several key young players will return next year, but the biggest question will be how to replace senior Becca Hobbs.

But, overall, he is happy with the season.

"I had questions in the beginning, but we experienced a major growth spurt," Nolan said. "We learned from our losses, and we will remember our lessons."

Big Foot/Williams Bay 6, East Troy 0

The Chiefs had no problem in a regional opener June 3 at home. Sutich scored three goals to lead the way for Big Foot. Also, Hobbs, Alex Martin and Mariana Hernandez tallied goals. Sarah Abel and Brittani Isham both had assists.

"Morgan was psyched because she made the club team a couple days before the game," Nolan said. "It carried over."

Nolan was pleased with his squad's effort. Big Foot lost to the Trojans earlier in the season, and they weren't going to let it happen again.

"We had pressure on them the majority of the game," Nolan said. "We kept it on them. We were all there attitude-wise."

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