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No. 3 Cub girls move to 5-0

NODAWAY VALLEY – The No. 3 Nevada girls’ soccer team remained unbeaten on the season after shutting out both of its foes at the Nodaway Valley Invitational Saturday.

The Cubs whipped both Nodaway Valley/Adair-Casey/West Central Valley and Winterset by a 4-0 score to improve their record to 5-0 on the season.

In the victory over Nodaway Valley/AC/WCV the Cubs fired off 18 shots on goal against their previously unbeaten opponent. Erin Sellberg netted two goals and Michaela Matuska came up with one goal and assist apiece for the Cubs in the victory.

Skye Borton and Abby Bremer each added an assist for Nevada. Clara Sporrer came up with four stops at keeper for the Cubs.

Nevada had 13 shots on goal in its win over Winterset. The Cubs displayed good balance as three different players scored one goal apiece.

Elli Cassabaum, Kati Cassabaum and Holly Coogler each found the back of the net for Nevada. Matuska came up with the lone Cub assist for the game and Sporrer had three saves.

ALLEMAN – Nevada improved to 2-0 in the Heart of Iowa Conference with a 6-0 victory over North Polk April 10 at Comet Field in Alleman.

The Cubs had nine shots on goal and they did a good job keeping the ball on the Comet half of the field. Nevada keeper Clara Sporrer only had to make two saves to secure the shutout.

Five different players scored for Nevada.

Kati Cassabaum delivered two goals and one assist and Jessica Helton finished with one goal and assist apiece in the win. Erin Sellberg and Abby Stephenson chipped in one goal apiece for Nevada.

NEVADA – Nevada pulled off an exciting 3-2 victory over traditional Class 4A power Ames in its home opener April 8 at the SCORE Athletic Complex in Nevada.

The Cubs prevailed, despite giving up more shots on goal. Keeper Clara Sporrer was busy as she made 11 saves to help Nevada get over the top.

Elli Cassabaum, Kati Cassabaum and Jessica Helton each scored one goal for Nevada in the win. Elli had three shots on goal, Helton delivered two and Kati needed just one to find the back of the net.

Abby Stephenson came up with Nevada’s only assist. She also had three shots on goal.

Stella Strohman and Katharine Woodruff netted one goal apiece for Ames. Little Cyclone keeper Katie Culhane made nine saves in a losing effort.

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