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Girls soccer: Goals pile up against International School of Minnesota

The Rosemount girls soccer team couldn't make an early goal stand in last Tuesday's loss to Shakopee at Irish Stadium.

Sophomore Kaylie Hanson found the net on a cross from Marisa Knott 35 seconds in, then the Irish were held scoreless over the next 79-plus minutes of an eventual 2-1 non-conference loss to Shakopee. The teams have proved evenly matched in recent years, splitting a pair of one-goal games and a tie in their last three meetings.

"To Shakopee's credit, they did not let that goal shake their confidence and kept playing hard," Rosemount coach Kevin Adams said. "I felt we let up a bit after this goal and allowed Shakopee to take over momentum, which led to their two first-half goals."

The Irish had 16 shots on goal to the Sabers' 15, but couldn't come up with a game-tying goal over the last 40 minutes.

"We played with more urgency and purpose in the second half and put a lot of pressure on them," Adams said. "Unfortunately, we could not get the equalizer. Our message continues to be that we must compete for 80 minutes because teams are getting better and lapses are costly."

Goaltender Kate Mallory finished with nine saves for the Irish, who slipped to 2-1 with their first loss of the season.

Any confidence Rosemount may have lost after suffering their first defeat was quickly replenished thanks to a lopsided 9-0 rout of the