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Monday’s girls soccer match versus Medford was an emotional roller coaster for the Antigo squad. Playing in its second to last Great Northern Conference contest, the Lady Robins suffered a 4-3 loss to the Raiders.

The girls looked comfortable out on the field as they moved the ball around with ease and confidence as Keah Mach almost immediately scored a goal to give Antigo an early lead.

Antigo’s attack continued to pressure Medford’s defense much of the first half, as Marissa Hartman, Mikayla Nelson, Breanna Brennecke, Mach and Lauren Smith fired a number of shots toward the goal.

All the girls efforts did not go to waste as MacKenzie Parise was in the right place at the perfect time. Parise, with the assist by Nelson, scored Antigo’s second goal.

Antigo was leading 2-0 at the start of the second half when Medford kicked it into high gear. The Raiders came out with a force giving the Robins defense a challenge.

Antigo goalie, Mara Wurtinger, along with defenders Steph Hanke, Tyler Tatro, Caroline Roller, Julia Schuh, and Hilary Bolson played hard and made some great saves, but Medford’s quick attack scored three goals in about 25 minutes.

The final 15 minutes of the contest was an intense battle, as Antigo fought hard to tie the game. With 30 seconds left on the clock, the girls efforts paid off when Mach broke away with her second goal of the night, tying the score at 3-all.

At the kickoff, Medford quickly moved the ball down toward their goal and was able to get a corner kick. Their corner kick was well-executed, and in a whirlwind of frantic players, Medford was able to sneak the ball past Wurtinger to score the game winning goal with only two seconds remaining. A stunned Antigo team had missed a chance at overtime by only two seconds and instead had to face the loss from Medford.

“It was a heartbreaker for us because, aside from a few hiccups, the girls came out strong and finished strong,” Antigo coach Aimee Hein said. “They played so well last night, and I keep hoping to see all their hard work pay off with a win; they surely deserve it.”

Thursday Antigo travels to face Northland Pines for its last conference game before playoffs.
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