Newton High’s Cardinals were buzzing around the Iowa City Liberty goal from the beginning through an overtime period. At the end of the night, the Cardinals had 22 shots on goal against the visiting Lightning.
Senior Anna Forsyth had the golden goal to propel the Cardinals to a 1-0 win in overtime on Tuesday. Forsyth had a breakaway and Liberty’s goalkeeper Nicole Hoeeg came out to meet her.
Forsyth hammered the ball past Hoeeg and into the net with two Lightning defenders trailing her. There was 2:40 left on the clock in the first 10-minute overtime period.
“Anna’s breakaway was placed perfectly by Kameron Nehring on the final play,” Newton head coach Abby Lamont said. “Kam and Anna switched to give Anna a break from the midfield and it was exactly what we needed to spark our offense.”
Newton won back-to-back games for the second time this season. The Cardinals recorded two consecutive shutouts.
Senior goalkeeper Addy Blom had four saves against the Lightning.
“The girls did a great job at controlling the game. We were able to keep the ball on our side of the field and take a lot of shots, they just didn’t fall,” Lamont said. “Our defense was once again rock solid and kept the ball out of the back field. We will continue to work on our attacking third and finishing throughout the next two weeks.”
Newton improved to 7-6 overall. It has two more Little Hawkeye Conference games with a 1-4 record. The Cardinals play a 5:30 p.m. game on Thursday at Pella Christian. On Tuesday they play at Indianola.
The Cardinals’ final home game and Senior Night is Friday. They host Boone at 6:30 p.m. in a non-conference contest at H.A. Lynn Stadium.
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