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Girls soccer: Ties keep team unbeaten

Following a 1-0 victory early last week, Rosemount girls soccer coach Kevin Adams figured his team might be worn out.

A busy early season schedule had left the Irish tired, but they were still coming out on the positive side of the results while starting 7-0-1.

As much as Adams would have liked to give his players time to recuperate, Rosemount still had more of its busy schedule to play. Two days after saying his team was likely fatigued, the Irish were back out on the pitch. It was games on back-to-back days in the middle of last week.

Still, Rosemount hadn't lost. The Irish tied Blaine, 1-1, last Wednesday and followed with a 0-0 tie against Lakeville North on Thursday. If fatigue played a part in the two ties, at least Rosemount could be consoled that they finally had time to rest.

The Irish had five days off before traveling to Apple Valley and hosting Bloomington Jefferson this week. Rosemount (7-0-3, 1-0-2 South Suburban) concludes the week with a Saturday game against Cretin-Derham Hall at Concordia University in St. Paul.

Finally, the Irish might get the chance to fall into a normal rhythm as the schedule lightens up.

Last week, Rosemount earned the tie against Blaine as Shade Pratt scored on an assist to Melanie Simonson.

Kate Mallory had four saves in goal for the Irish against the Bengals. She came back and made 11 to finish with the shutout against Lakeville North. It was Mallory's eighth shutout of the season.

A first-year varsity starter, the sophomore has only allowed three goals in 10 games this season.