The Dallas Center-Grimes Fillies played the Pella Dutch on Tuesday, May 16. By the time the game was called due to lightning, the Dutch were up 3-1 and ended up beating the Fillies.
The game started out even, both teams playing equally on offense and defense. The Fillies were able to get the first shot in, just to have it followed by a shot from the Dutch.
This continued throughout the first half, with both both keepers having some great saves.
It wasn’t until nine minutes were left in the half that the Dutch took full control of the ball. Makayla Kruse found herself inside the penalty box and shot the ball. The ball went inside the net right past Skylar Robertson and it looked as though the first goal was on the board.
Before the goal could be counted, the referee called an offsides call against the Dutch. The game stood at 0-0.
The Dutch continued to control the ball the rest of the half. The Fillies fouled allowing a free kick that luckily didn’t get the Dutch too far. But, at the five minute mark, the Dutch took another shot that just missed.
The final shot of the half was also by the Dutch with just 30 seconds to go, once again it just missed the goal.
The half ended 0-0.
The Fillies quickly took control of the second quarter. Not even four minutes in, Madi Duey made the first goal. Duey shot the ball after their keeper dove for the ball early. The Fillies were up 1-0.
The Dutch tied it up just four minutes later. Grace Held pushed through the Filly defense to put the ball into the goal. The game was tied again.
The clock ticked down and the Fillies fit in a few more shots, as did the Dutch. With 11 minutes left of the game, the Dutch’s Katie Vander Molen shot the ball again.
Vander Molen’s shot flew right past Robertson and the Dutch were officially leading the game by one goal.
Just two minutes later, the Dutch to control of the ball again and drove down the field again. Held saw another scoring opportunity. Held’s ball went in and the gap widened to 3-1.
After the restart of the game, the Fillies held possession. A shot was made that hardly missed the net. Nine minutes remained on the clock.
The Fillies were given a corner kick that bounced back out to the middle of the field. The Fillies did their best to drive it in, but the game was called due to lightning before another goal could be made.
The Fillies are now 7-8 on the season and 4-2 in the Little Hawkeye Conference. Their next game is on Tuesday, May 23 in Norwalk at 7 p.m.