For the Antigo Times
The Antigo Lady Robins soccer club took on the Northland Pines Eagles in Eagle River Thursday night, losing 10-1 for the team’s last game of the regular season.
Battling through the heat and humidity, the Robins played very well against the Pines team, making clean tackles and intercepting breakaways. Not playing with the usual defensive line, the Robins had to make some adjustments.
It took almost 20 minutes of play before a beautiful shot was lofted up and over into the far back of the net at 18:28 for the Eagles. The midfield played strong and was able to move the ball up the field but the Robins’ breakaways were quickly intercepted by Pines’ defensive line, preventing shots from being taken. It was almost another 10 minutes before another goal was made at 27:24 then quickly followed by another beautiful lofting shot at 29:43, making the score 3-0 going into the half.
An exhausted Antigo team returned to the field after halftime and played hard. The girls never backed down and gave everything they had left into the remaining 45 minutes.
Three minutes into the half, the Robins pulled together a perfect give-and-go in which Elyse Incha assisted her sister, captain Jillian Incha, on Antigo’s first goal of the night,
The goal marked J. Incha’s fourth of the season.
Minutes later, Pines scored its fourth goal of the night. That score was quickly followed by three more goals in a five-minute span making the score 7-1.
Even though Antigo played hard they could not match up with the beautiful shots taken by the Pines team and eventually fell 10-1 in 90 minutes of play.
As a result of the Lady Robins recent seed meeting, No. 8 Antigo is set to face No. 1 Pulaski on the road on Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. opening the first round of the WIAA 2016 Girls Soccer Tournament.