Kernel girls top Watertown for fourth consecutive victory

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The Mitchell High School girls soccer team earned its fourth straight win on Thursday. The Kernels defeated Watertown, 2-1.

“Anytime you can pick up a win in an Eastern South Dakota Conference game is great,” MHS coach Bob Lemon said. “(Thursday) was the first time that the Kernels have ever beaten Watertown in girls soccer. So for the seniors, on senior night, we couldn't be happier.”

Marianna Novak scored on a penalty kick in the first half to give Mitchell a 1-0 lead heading into halftime. Regan Campbell tied the game for Watertown in the second half, but Mitchell responded 11 minutes later. Grace Endorf scored on a corner kick, which was assisted by Macy Kempf, for the match winner.

“The girls never gave up, even after Watertown tied the score,” Lemon said. “We kept working.”

Mitchell outshot Watertown, 14-10, as Caroline Titze finished with nine saves in the win.


“We knew that the game was going to be a challenge, and that Watertown had some very skilled players,” Lemon said. “The girls played with heart. The no-quit attitude they displayed was what determined the difference in the game.”

Mitchell (6-1) hosts Harrisburg at 1 p.m. Saturday at Joe Quintal Field.

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