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Lady Rebel soccer

June 11, 2011
Tom Pippert

A May 9th match against the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons began a full week for the Rebels with five more games on the schedule for later that week. Gladbrook-Reinbeck took control of the match midway through the first half with a goal from Shelby Oelschlager. The match was all but put away in the second half with another goal from the Rebels with just over seven minutes left. The goal was scored by Amber Hoffman ensuring the win.

The next night, May 10th, the Rebels took on the NU High Little Panthers in Cedar Falls. The goals started early in this match with NU scoring within the first four minutes. Gladbrook-Reinbeck responded by scoring two goals, both in the first half by Brittany Shinn and Emily Snider. Defense was the strong point for both teams in the second half, with no goals scored, giving the Rebels their second win in two days.

Hudson was the opponent for the May 12th match for Parent's Night. The senior players are: Tessa Dinsdale, Amber Hoffman, Hannah Miller, Kelli Strohbehn and Olivia Widdel. Two goals were scored by the Rebels within seven minutes of each other at the end of the second half. The first scored by Emily Snider and the second scored by Brittany Shinn. The goal scoring continued into the second half with successful corner kick; scored by Tori Dugan and assisted by Emily Snider. Gladbrook-Reinbeck was able to hold off a late run by the Pirates to end the game with a 3-2 win.

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#7 Brittany Shinn and #14 is Taylor Weida.
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Saturday, May 14th was the day of the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament. The first match was against Center Point-Urbana. The first half went goal-less for both teams. The lack of scoring ended soon after the second half began with a goal from Brittany Shinn, assisted by Emily Snider. This turned out to be the only goal in the game with the Rebels notching a win at 1-0. The second match of the day the Rebels took on Mason City. Emily Snider scored quickly putting in a goal in the fourth minute which was matched by Mason City seven minutes later putting the match at 1-1 at half-time. Sierra Osborn put Gladbrook-Reinbeck back in the lead midway through the second half. A sliding goal came just two minutes later by Kelli Strohbehn and the assist by Sierra Osborn. The match ended at 3-1 and marked a five match win streak for the Rebels. These wins gave the team a spot in the Championship match against the #5 Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks. The match ended in a 0-7 loss, this solidified the Rebels 2nd place status at this year's tournament.

May 19th brought on Hudson which made it their second meeting in one week. Hudson edged out the Rebels in the first half scoring a goal with 13 minutes left in the half. In the second half, the Pirates proved to be too much for the Rebels on this night with the game ending at 1-4. The lone goal for Gladbrook-Reinbeck came from Emily Snider with the assist from Brittany Shinn.

Aplington was the sight for the match on May 24th with the Rebels taking on the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons. Goals came at the beginning and the end of the first half in this match. The first was scored by the Falcons due to a loss of footing by the Rebel goalie. The Rebels' goal came from Brittany Shinn. This game was delayed after half-time due to lightning and then called an hour later. The game was not able to be finished due to scheduling constraints.

The first round of Regionals came on May 31st with one more match against the Hudson Pirates. The Rebels faced a tall task after the first half with Hudson scoring three goals before the break. The goals continued for the Pirates into the second half with the final score reading 1-7 with Rebel goal-scorer being Shelby Oelschlager and the assist coming from Sierra Osborn. This marked the end of the season for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Lady Rebels.

The Lady Rebels finished the season 6-8 with all but two losses coming from ranked opponents. Defense and passing are just two areas that were much improved by the team from the beginning to the end of the season. The team as a whole also clearly improved from the first half of the season to the second half of the season as shown by the five match win streak.



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