Credit: Defense: Heading into state, South has allowed only six goals

The numbers read like a misprint. Through 18 games this season, Fargo South has allowed just six goals. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Anderson has 12 shutouts. "I don't think that reflects on me at all," Anderson said. "I think the back line players, ...


The numbers read like a misprint.

Through 18 games this season, Fargo South has allowed just six goals.

Senior goalkeeper Ashley Anderson has 12 shutouts.

"I don't think that reflects on me at all," Anderson said. "I think the back line players, they deserve more credit than me."

Wherever the credit resides, Anderson and the defense will play a key role for South at the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament.


The Bruins (12-2-4) are the No. 2 seed from the East Region and play Bismarck St. Mary's (6-6-4) at 6 p.m. today in Minot to open pool play.

South last won a state title in 1999.

"We have definitely improved over the season," said South senior midfielder Steph Schumacher. "Our team chemistry has come together even more at the end of the season."

The Bruins won their last four games and have a 10-game unbeaten streak entering the state tournament.

And while the defense has been solid throughout, the offense has surged of late.

South scored 14 goals in its last four games of the regular season.

The Bruins haven't lost a game this season in which they have scored two or more goals.

"When we score goals, we win," South coach Dan Weiler said. "The last five games of the season the offense finally started to come together. Our team has been peaking at the right time."


Senior forwards Adrianne Racek and Kiki Radermacher and junior Michelle Synhorst have played a key role in the recent offensive success.

Racek leads the team with 12 goals and also has three assists.

Senior defender Stacey Lunneborg, who leads the team with 194 interceptions, is pleased with the way the offense performed late in the season.

"We've work hard to get them the ball," Lunneborg said. "It's been rewarding for us, too. Our offense scoring is going to play a big part this weekend."

In addition, Weiler hopes the team's seasoning will help in the drive for a title. The Bruins start 10 seniors.

Seniors Janel Lawonn, Katie Rohrich, Karen Olson and Lunneborg anchor the defense.

"We have good senior experience," Weiler said. "The work ethic is really high and they respect each other on and off the field."

Tournament pairings


Girls soccer


North Dakota State Tournament

At Minot

Optimist Soccer Park

Games Thursday

Pool A

Bismarck Century (10-1-5) vs. West Fargo (6-9-3), 4 p.m.


Fargo South (12-2-4) vs. Bismarck St. Mary's (6-6-4), 6 p.m.

Pool B

Grand Forks Central (15-1-2) vs. Jamestown (4-7-5), 4 p.m.

Bismarck (8-5-3) vs. Grand Forks Red River (13-2-3), 6 p.m.

Games Friday

Pool A

Bismarck Century vs. Fargo South, 4 p.m.

Bismarck St. Mary's vs. West Fargo, 6 p.m.


Pool B

Grand Forks Central vs. Bismarck, 4 p.m.

Grand Forks Red River vs. Jamestown, 6 p.m.

Games Saturday

Pool A

Bismarck Century vs. Bismarck St. Mary's, 9:30 a.m.

Fargo South vs. West Fargo, 11:30 a.m.

Pool B


Grand Forks Central vs. Grand Forks Red River, 9:30 a.m.

Bismarck vs. Jamestown, 11:30 a.m.

Third Place

3 p.m.


5 p.m.


North Dakota

Class A State Tournament

At Mandan


1) No. 2 Fargo North vs. No. 3 Williston, 11:30 a.m.

2) No. 1 Dickinson vs. No. 4 Jamestown, 35 minutes after Game 1

3) No. 1 Grand Forks Central vs. No. 4 Bismarck Century, 4:30 p.m.

4) No. 2 Minot vs. No. 3 Grand Forks Red River, 35 minutes after Game 3


5) Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 11:30 a.m.

6) Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 35 minutes after Game 5

7) Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 4:30 p.m.

8) Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 35 minutes after Game 7


9) Seventh place: Game 6 loser vs. Game 7 loser, 11:30 a.m.

10) Consolation Championship: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 35 minutes after Game 9

11) Third place: Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 4:30 p.m.

12) Championship: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 35 minutes after Game 11

Class B State Tournament

At Jamestown

Jack Brown Stadium


1) Central Cass vs. Steele-Dawson-Napoleon-Wing-Tuttle-Pettibone, 11:30 a.m.

2) Thompson vs. Rugby, 30 minutes after Game 1

3) Midkota vs. Max/Garrison, 4:30 p.m.

4) Cavalier vs. Bishop Ryan, 30 after Game 3


North Dakota


All-Eastern Dakota Conference Team

Fargo Shanley: Logan Schmitz, Tom Ebert, Jay Clark, Andrew Jagim.

Fargo North: Casey Bovkoon, Brandon Cattanach, Doug Sylvester, Jake Laber.

Jamestown: Bryce Petersen, Josh Opp.

Grand Forks Central: Dan Cary, Jake Marto, Tony Meyer.

Fargo South: Drew Zimmerman.

Devils Lake: Derek Gathman.

Wahpeton: Brett Pauly.

West Fargo: Tyler Roehl.

Grand Forks Red River: Sam Sadler.

Senior Player of the Year: Jake Laber, Fargo North

Coach of the Year: Jim Roaldson, Jamestown

Girls soccer

All-Eastern Dakota Conference

Grand Forks Central: Lindi Vervalen, Katrina Crawford, Kirsten Peterson, Jenna Phelps, Alys Seay, Jocylene Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux.

Fargo South: Stacey Lunneborg, Karen Olson, Adrianne Racek, Henny Henderson.

Grand Forks Red River: Erin Perderson, Mallory Woods, Laura Lentz, Sarah Thaden, Rachel Dallman.

West Fargo: Tiffany Gjestvang, Jill Kussatz.

Outstanding Athlete: Stacey Lunneborg, Fargo South

Coach of the Year: Craig Holbrook, Grand Forks Red River

All-Star roster

North Dakota Optimists All-Stars

Note: Matches are scheduled for July 13 at West Fargo High School and July 14 at Bismarck Century High School. Both matches start at 7 p.m.

East team

Kelly Polovitz, Grand Forks Red River; Ashley Laidley, Grand Forks Central; Stephanie Savey, Oakes; Sarah Rommesmo, Central Cass; Lyndsay Lee, Grand Forks Red River; Megan Dooley, Jamestown; Melissa Reinhart, Richland; Julie Samson, Park River; Ashley Brakken, Leeds; Brittany Stargardt, West Fargo; Toni Haider, West Fargo; Jeni Thompson, Park River.

West team

Nicole Fegley, Berthold; Ashley Hollekim, Stanley; Ashley Linnertz, Minot; Katelynn Stiefel, Dickinson; Katie Miller, Bismarck; Tara Holman, Berthold; Crystal Hauk, Richardton-Taylor; Kelsi Boehm, Beulah; Kaylee Frenzel, Dickinson; Meghan Rolfsrud, Watford City; Jessi

Readers can reach Forum reporter Eric Peterson at (701) 241-5513

Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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