Lindbergh High girls’ soccer team looks to finish 2006 season on a high note


With just two weeks left in the regular season, the Lindbergh High School girls’ soccer team is looking to finish the year on a strong note.

The Flyers (6-3-3, 3-1-2 Suburban West) were unbeaten last week, posting ties against Parkway South (1-1) and Oakville (0-0) and wins against Fox (2-0) and Marquette (3-0).

“We had a really nice week,” Lindbergh head coach Mark Giesing told the Call. “The tie against Oakville was an important turning point for us.”

Lindbergh’s win over Marquette not only capped a strong week for the Flyers, but also kept Lindbergh in the top half of the conference standings.

“We did a nice job spreading out the field against Marquette,” Giesing said. “I was really impressed that our girls realized that this was an important game for us.”

The Flyers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half when senior defender Kelly Huelsing nailed a direct kick. Huelsing has three goals and 10 assists this season.

“Kelly’s a very strong player that drilled a beautiful ball from about 30 yards out,” Giesing said. “It was one of those shots that looked like it was going from the crossbar and just gets under it.”

Lindbergh extended its lead to 2-0 later in the first half as Aimee Ubriaco scored her eighth goal of the season. The sophomore forward scored again for the Flyers in the second half to give Lindbergh a commanding 3-0 lead.

“Those were goals in which Aimee does her best work with a couple of defenders on her,” Giesing said. “She had struggled the week before, but finished the end of the week with a couple of goals.”

Giesing also was pleased with the performance of junior defender Sarah Covin-Fritz.

“Sarah’s been playing out of this world,” Giesing said. “She’s been a really big part of what we’ve been able to do this week. I think that she’s developing into one of the top sweepers in the southwest (St. Louis) area.”

Lindbergh senior goalkeeper Hayley Fox recorded the shutout win over Marquette. Fox is 7-2-3 overall with five shutouts and a 0.58 goals-against average.

The Flyers are back in action at 7 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Kirkwood (6-7, 2-4 Suburban West) for a conference showdown with the Pioneers.

The Pioneers suffered a 2-0 loss last week at home to Parkway South, placing them in eighth place of the nine-team conference standings.

“Kirkwood will always play a disciplined game, and our job is to make runs in unpredictable spurts against them,” Giesing said. “We’re going to need to switch things up with a lot of interchanging of positions.”