The Decorah girls’ soccer team (4-7) picked up won in three tries at the Waverly-Shell Rock tournament Saturday. The lone win was 1-0 against Independence.

The day began against Class 2A No. 4 ADM with the Vikes playing beautiful soccer and keeping pace with their opponents until center back Payton Taylor suffered a costly injury.

“After being without her older sister, Gracia, who has been injured for some time, it was tough to see Payton go down,” said Coach Loren Hendrickson. “The team adjusted and continued to fight right up to the end.”

ADM scored on a corner kick near the end of the game when the ball dropped into the middle of a pack of players and one of them popped it through.

“It appeared at the start of the second game, that we were suffering from a hangover from the disappointing first-game loss,” said Coach Hendrickson.

Decorah was solid against Class 2A No. 12 Bondurant-Farrar in game two; however, was unable to break through the barrier. The Vikings allowed a soft goal and shortly after another on a breakaway.

The final game was a study in frustration as Decorah clearly dominated the play from start to finish, but were unable to finish any of a large number of very good chances. The Vikes eventually scored on a free kick from about 25 yards by Clara Rooney with five minutes left on the clock to win, 1-0.

On the JV side of the tournament, Decorah lost to Benton Community, 2-0, and recovered to top Hudson, 7-0. Scoring two goals each for the JV were Kaia Neal, Taryn Sanderman and Morgan Dlhy. Adding the final tally was Isabel Ihde.

Monday, Decorah was at Denver and Friday, May 17, will be on the pitch at Waverly-Shell Rock at 7 p.m.