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Tom Mix, Published May 30 2013

Davies wins, but North falls at ND state girls soccer

FARGO – Two quick strikes in the first half helped Fargo Davies cruise to a win in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament.

The Eagles defeated Mandan 7-0 at Sid Cichy Stadium on Thursday. Davies advances to play Bismarck Century in the semifinals at 4 p.m. today.

“It’s always nice to score some goals at the beginning of the tournament,” Davies head coach Nick Christianson said. “The girls played well together ,and hopefully that continues into the next game.”

Junior forward Kenzie Carlson put the Eagles on the scoreboard with a goal 12 minutes, 2 seconds into the game. One minute later, sophomore forward Reiley Klose got a header past Mandan goalkeeper Rachel Ford.

“We had to get the first two goals,” said Klose, who also had an assist. “We played well together and capitalized on their mistakes. We also finished on our chances.”

Davies will be making its first trip to the semifinals in school history. The Eagles led 2-0 at halftime.

Senior forward Emily Wendorff started Davies’ second half scoring with a goal at 54:00. Jennifer Marsh assisted on Wendorff’s goal and followed with two goals of her own.

Six Davies players scored goals.

“That is the way our team has been all year,” Christianson said. “We are an unselfish team. We connect with passes and the girl that is front of the net has to finish it.”

Greta Zola and McKenzie Roehrich also scored goals for the Eagles.

Ford had 14 saves for the Braves (3-5-3). Mandan plays Fargo North in the consolation semifinals at noon today.

FIRST HALF: 1, FD, Carlson, (Wendorff), 12:02. 2, FD, Klose, (Carlson), 13:02.

SECOND HALF: 3, FD, Wendorff, (Marsh), 54:00. 4, FD, Marsh, (Klose), 58:28. 5, FD, Zola, (Marsh), 59:26. 6, FD, Roehrich, (Carlson), 76:59. 7, FD, Marsh, 79:40.

SAVES: M, Ford 14. FD, Orson 2, Gess 2.

Bismarck Century 1, Fargo North 0

A perfectly placed ball off a corner kick proved to be all Bismarck Century needed to earn a win on Thursday.

The Patriots defeated Fargo North during the quarterfinals of the North Dakota girls soccer state tournament at Sid Cichy Stadium.

Junior midfielder Aly Dollinger scored the game-winning goal at 49 minutes, 30 seconds. The goal was set up by junior forward Lily Obrigewitch’s corner kick.

“It was a perfect ball,” Fargo North head coach Cordell Sinding said. “It was a tough one to defend against, because we were in a zone defense.”

Obrigewitch booted the corner attempt right in front of the net, where Dollinger was able to redirect it in past North goalkeeper Kelsie Schmiess.

“We were playing hard the entire game,” Dollinger said. “Lily had a beautiful corner, and I had a feeling it was going to be a garbage goal on the left post. I put my body on it and luckily it went in.”

The game was scoreless at halftime.

“Century outworked us,” Sinding said. “They moved harder than we did.”

Schmiess had nine saves for North (6-3-2).

Century’s Amanda Leintz had two saves and earned the shutout. The Patriots (7-3-1) have posted shutouts in their last seven matches.

FIRST HALF: No scoring.

SECOND HALF: 1, BC, Dollinger, (Obrigewitch), 49:30.

SAVES: BC, Leintz 2. FN, Schmiess 9.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Tom Mix at (701) 241-5562