Lindbergh girls fall 2-1 in overtime to Eureka

By STEPHEN GLOVER

Nobody likes to lose, but a loss in overtime tends to be even more painful.

It’s equivalent to your opponent pouring salt into a freshly opened wound.

The Lindbergh High School girls’ soccer team took on a tough loss last week when the Flyers (2-2-1, 1-0 Suburban West) dropped a 2-1 decision at home to Eureka (3-0).

Despite starting the game out of sync, Lindbergh head coach Mark Giesing believes the Flyers got things going just be-fore halftime and continued to play well in the second half April 5.

“It (the overtime goal) was a tough goal to give up,” Giesing told the Call. “Although we came out a little soft in the first half, we came out stronger in the second half. Going into overtime, we felt pretty good about how we were playing.”

Hana Hansen put the Wildcats up 1-0 in the first half. But Lindbergh’s Jenny Butz tied the game at 1-1 with just five minutes left in the first half. The junior midfielder’s goal was her first of the 2007 season.

Lindbergh’s Jen Kienstra served up a solid corner kick, which was brought under control by sophomore defender Brittany Casey. The shot on goal by Casey was deflected by a Eureka defender and Butz ran onto the ball and put it into the net.

“The ball landed right on Jenny’s foot,” Giesing said. “She was able to put it past the goal line.”

Eureka’s Kourtney Price gave the Wild-cats the game-winning goal in overtime.

Lindbergh is back in action at 5:30 p.m. today — April 12 — when the Flyers play host to Marquette (0-4).

Marquette has a four-game losing streak, including a 1-0 double overtime loss at home to Parkway West.

“This is going to be a very important game for us in that Marquette and our crew always battle to a one-goal game,” Giesing said. “We know that they’ll come in totally fired up and ready to play.”