(Underwood) Two of the hottest Western Iowa Girls Soccer teams will meet up Thursday in Underwood as the Eagles host Tri-Center. After dropping their season opener, Underwood has won three straight games while Tri-Center is a perfect 4-0 on the year.
The last time these two teams met was in last year’s regional semi-finals when Tri-Center won 7-3. Both teams have some momentum going to start the 2014 season. Tri-Center is coming off a huge win over longtime regional final nemesis St. Albert on Tuesday. The Trojans won that game on a penalty kick from Kaylee Grote in the final 16 minutes of the match.
Tri-Center coach Jeff Lefeber comments on the magnitude of that 1-0 victory, saying it was huge to have defeated the team that's knocked them out in the regional finals the last three years.
He adds however, being just 4 games into the season there is a long ways to go. He says they must focus on each game at a time and next up is rival Underwood.
Tri-Center’s offense revolves around Grote leads the team with 6 goals through four games, meanwhile Coach Lefeber says the team’s defense against Underwood will be geared towards slowing down Allison Waters. Waters is one of three Eagles with two goals each on the year.
Click for the interview with Tri-Center coach Jeff Lefeber