When the most recent Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union soccer rankings were released on April 25, it had the A-D-M girls’ soccer team ranked No. 11, which is right where it was in the preseason rankings. Since those rankings were released, the Tigers won three more games and are now a perfect 7-0 on the season.
The Tigers have only allowed one goal through their first seven games this season, and that was back on April 24 against Bondurant-Farrar. Abby Daly has played 480 minutes as the goalkeeper for the Tigers so far this season and has allowed just the one goal on 33 shots faced for a .971 save percentage.
Melinda Davis has played 40 minutes in goal for the Tigers and has stopped the only shot faced.
The Tigers played in a tournament at A-D-M Stadium in Adel on Saturday and walked away with two wins.
In the first game against St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Caroline Maher scored on a penalty kick in the second half after a handball was called in the penalty box against St. Albert. Maher’s goal was the difference maker as the Tigers won the contest 1-0.
In the second game of the day, the Tigers scored early and often in a 6-0 win against Treynor. Maher had two more goals in the blowout victory.
Chelsea Bright, Allie Cook, Emily Hofmann and Jenny Wicks also had goals for the Tigers in that match.
Maher leads the Tigers in goals with 10 through seven games, which ranks her 17th in the state and 11th in class 2A. Hofmann is second on the team in goals with four and first on the team in assists with three.
The Tigers return to action on Thursday against former conference foe, Dallas Center-Grimes at A-D-M Stadium in Adel. The match will begin at 7 p.m.
Des Moines Hoover/B-F
On April 25, the Tigers played against Des Moines Hoover at A-D-M Stadium. They scored two goals in the first half en route to a 2-0 win.
After a foul in the box, it was Maher who scored the first goal of the match on a penalty kick. Sydney Bertman scored the second goal of the game off of a cross from Hofmann to make the score 2-0. The Tigers had 16 shots on goal agaisnt Hoover.
Against Bondurant-Farrar on April 24, the Tigers surrendered their first, and only goal so far, of the season. Maher had a goal and an assist in the match and Bertman had one goal and the Tigers came away from the match with a 2-1 victory to keep their perfect record intact.