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Local Sports

Cardinals upend 1A No. 15 Lions

On a miserably cold, windy night under the lights at H.A. Lynn Stadium, Newton High’s Cardinal girls prevailed against Class 1A No. 15 Des Moines Christian.

The Cardinals won 2-0 claiming their second straight game to go 2-1 for the season. The win came on the night they dropped out of the current Class 2A standings.

Newton and the visiting DM Christian Lions played a scoreless first half.

“The ind was definitely a factor for tonight’s game,” Newton head coach Abby Lamont said. “Before the game we talked about playing to feet and having our short game be our strong point.”

Lamont said the Cardinals seemed sluggish. She said their passing and possession wasn’t as best it could be.

Newton had several opportunities right around the goal in the first half. The Cardinals couldn’t finish on the ball.

“At half, we discussed small changes that needed to be made,” Lamont said. “The girls were able to control the game with two early goals in the second half.”

Newton junior Kameron Nehring scored her 26th career goal four minutes into the second half. Nehring’s goal came on a 30-yard blast over defenders and past the goalkeeper.

Nehring has scored six goals in the last two games for Newton.

The Cardinals kept pressuring the Lions’ defense.

Freshman Brynn Cazett followed a kick to the goal by a Newton teammate and planted the ball into the net at the 32:57 mark.

With an insurance goal, the Cardinals maintained the pace of play keeping the Lions from scoring.

Freshman goalkeeper Aurora Nehring had nine goal saves. She has 31 saves on the season and has two shutouts.

Goal assists were credited to senior Abbie Barr and freshman Morgan Peterson.

Newton hosts its Cardinal Invitational on Saturday. The Cardinals open with Des Moines Lincoln at 10 a.m. at H.A. Lynn Stadium.

Des Moines Lincoln plays Perry at 11:30 a.m. Play concludes with Newton taking on Perry at 1 p.m.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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