Fairfield falls by one in girls’ soccer
WEST BURLINGTON — The Fairfield girls’ soccer team returned to the field for the first time in more than a week Monday and shook off the rust in a 2-1 road loss to West Burlington-Notre Dame.
Going into the non-conference contest, the Trojan girls hadn’t played a game since April 25.
“They’re a pretty solid team, but we have to win that game,” Fairfield coach Michiel Hekker said following the loss. “We needed to come out strong and come out ready to play, and we didn’t today.”
The Trojans’ lone goal, which was scored by senior Tori Keltner, came with five minutes to go in the game. Huma Liptak made the goal possible, taking it down the left sideline and making a nice pass at the six-yard line for the assist. Hekker said the Trojans were able to create a few more opportunities in the final moments but failed to capitalize for the game-tying goal.
Hekker credited Katie Anderson, Sydney Adam and goalkeeper Keri Schwarz with the team’s top defensive performances.
The Trojans’ record sits at 5-4 with the loss. They continue the final stretch of the season Thursday with a home game vs. Keokuk.