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April 16, 2014

Defense helps lead Dutch to 3-0 start in varsity soccer

The Pella High Lady Dutch fresh off a top finish at the state meet a year ago, have opened the 2014 season strong.

Coach Mark Howard’s Dutch are 3-0 with wins over Indianola 2-0, Fairfield 5-0 and Des Moines Lincoln 6-0.

The Pella defense has been nearly impossible to penetrate. In the three games combined the Dutch have given up just two shots overall.

The loneliest girl in all of Pella just might by sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Fuller.

She successfully defended the only shot on goal Saturday by the Des Moines Lincoln Railsplitters.

Mallory Lynch tallied two goals against Lincoln. Emma Thoreson, Katie Vander Molen, Bellara Huang and Shanae Burch each had one gaol against Des Moines Lincoln.

Fairfield

Fuller and Jeannie Etnyre split time in goal against the Fairfield Trojans. The Trojans didn’t have any shots on goal.

Vander Molen, a freshman, had two goals and an assist for Pella in the win over the Trojans.

Lynch, Huang and Thoreson each had one goal for Pella.

Indianola

In the opening match of the year, Etnyre posted the shutout in goal as she defended one Indianola shot on goal.

Pella’s two goals were scored by Brooke Darnell and Molly Kellar.

The three wins puts the Pella mark at 3-0. The Dutch are scheduled to face Bondurant-Farrar Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pella High stadium.

“With only two shots on goal in three games, needless to say, our defense is playing very well,” Howard commented.

The Pella coach added that all 20 girls on the varsity team are seeing a lot of time on the field.

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