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Oakville girls’ soccer team finishes solid week with win over Northwest

The Oakville Senior High School girls’ soccer team hammered out a 3-0 non-conference win Friday at home over Parkway North in a game that marked the return of some offensive firepower for the host Tigers.

Oakville (9-3-2, 5-0-1 Suburban West) finished a solid week of play after posting a 0-0 tie against Lindbergh and a 2-0 win at Northwest.

“We had a good week last week,” Oakville head coach Dave Robben told the Call. “People are starting to settle down and settle into their positions.”

Robben was pleased to see his Tigers bounce back from a scoring drought that included a 1-0 win over Kirkwood earlier this month and the 0-0 stalemate with Lindbergh.

“Parkway North was aggressive in denying us the ball,” Robben said. “All three of our goals came under high-pressure situations.”

The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 10 minutes into the first half with a goal by junior forward Brooke Inman as sophomore midfielder Meagan Wingenbach garnered her third assist of the year as Inman recorded her seventh goal of the season.

Inman would score again just 20 minutes later as junior midfielder Emma Kriegel recorded her fourth assist of the season.

“Brooke has been playing well and has scored a few goals here lately,” Robben said. “She really does a good job at collecting and keeping the ball while playing with her back to the defense.”

Oakville extended its lead to 3-0 when Kriegel racked up her sixth goal of the season just 10 minutes into the second half.

Sophomore forward Jasmina Suljic notched her fifth assist of the 2006 campaign on Kriegel’s goal.

“Emma’s been playing really well and now has more of an attacking role on the field,” Robben said. “She’s really taken advantage of that, and her stats show that.”

The Tigers are back on the road at 4 p.m. Monday when they travel to Hazelwood West for a non-conference meeting with the Wildcats.

Oakville and Hazelwood West met twice last season with the Tigers suffering a 1-0 loss on May 2, but coming back in the state quarterfinal game with a 4-1 thrashing of the Wildcats.

“Hazelwood West is a team that we played twice last year and beat them in the quarterfinal of the state tournament,” Robben said. “They have Coreen Roark (18 goals, 14 assists), who’s one of the top players in the area. They’re well coached, so they’re going to be a pretty good team.”

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