UPDATE (10:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23) The Knights used two goals from Leah Johnson and a four-goal first half to blow out the Vikings 6-0.
It’s STMA’s 10th win of the season, and keeps them tied atop the Mississippi 8.
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The St. Michael-Albertville Knights girls’ soccer team is e currently 9-2 on the season after a Saturday afternoon loss versus Minnetonka. STMA was, admittedly, slowed in the second half after the Skippers took a 1-0 lead after the first 45 minutes. Call it a bit of a homecoming letdown.
But the Knights can’t afford letdowns over their next three games. Rogers, STMA and Princeton all currently sit atop of the Mississippi 8 Conference with perfect 5-0 records. Princeton will get their first shot at the Knights Thursday of this week at 5 p.m. when they play host to the defending Mississippi 8 and Section 8-2A champions. Rogers hosts STMA next Tuesday in a game that, in all likelihood, will determine the top seed going into the Section Tournament.
“They’re always one of the three teams we see around the top of the conference, and it’s a really good rivalry,” said head coach Megan Johnson of RHS. “The girls know each other from so many matches throughout the summers and every fall. It’s always a really close one every time.”
STMA is led by senior Jordyn Walker, who has 16 points on the season, including a team high eight goals.
She’s set up, often, by Makenzie Langdok, a sophomore standout, and Izzy Ferrozzo, another sophomore, with six assists each. Langdok is timed with Walker as the team leader with 16 points on offense.
In goal, senior Anita Thammavongas is averaging just a goal per game, with 65 saves total on the season. Savana Phengmany is her backup.