ATLANTIC — For the third straight time, Atlantic girls prevailed over Creston 1-0.
Tuesday’s match was the first win of the season for the Trojans, who entered play at 0-10 overall and 0-5 in the Hawkeye 10. The Panthers fell to 1-11 and 0-6 in the conference with the loss.
Last year Atlantic beat Creston 1-0 in regular-season play and matched that score in the regional tournament.
Atlantic’s Sierra Smith scored the game’s only goal. Atlantic had a 25-11 advantage in shots.
“We played with 100 percent energy and about 50 percent of our skill level,” said Creston coach Kim Lauffer, “whereas on Saturday I thought it was just the opposite — good skills on the field but not enough energy. We need that combination to both be in play for us to be successful.”
Becca Ross had 11 saves in the net for the Panthers, and Sadie Jones had four, including one on a well-placed penalty kick, Lauffer said.
Savannah Hartman led the offense with four shots on goal. It was the third straight scoreless match for Creston, which last got on the board in a 4-3 loss to Chariton on May 5.
The Panthers host Glenwood (5-5, 1-2) on Thursday.
Atlantic also won the JV contest, 3-0. Megan Wilker had three shots on goal. Alyssa Higgins and Angelica Claytor also had three shots. Livi Hartman had nine saves.
Atlantic 1, Creston 0
Creston (0) — Shots (on goal) — 11 (9 on goal). Individual shots (on goal)— Savannah Hartman 4 (4 on goal), Sadie Jones 2 (2 on goal), Hanna Luther 2, Michelle Powers 1 (1 on goal), Megan Wilker 1 (1 on goal). Keeper saves — Becca Ross 11, Sadie Jones 4. Cards — Ross (Y).
Atlantic (1) — Sierra Smith goal. Shots (on goal) — 25 (16 on goal). Saves — 9.