Payton Taylor brings the ball down the pitch during recent home soccer action (Photo by Becky Walz)
Payton Taylor brings the ball down the pitch during recent home soccer action (Photo by Becky Walz)

Fighting the wind and the Independence Mustangs (2-1), the Decorah girls’ soccer team (1-2) picked up its first win Monday night on the road.

In their 1-0 victory over Independence, Clara Rooney sealed the deal for the Vikings with her free kick into the back net with 2:00 remaining in overtime.

Others getting shots on the goal were Aubrey Buresh, Hannah Feuerhelm, Celia Lesmeister, Abigail Milburn and Elise Miller. Defending the net with four saves was Skyler Malone.

Decorah’s defense played well again. They kept Independence’s offense from getting any real chances against Skyler Malone,” said head coach Loren Hendrickson. “When we were with wind, we put intense pressure on Independence’s defense, resulting in several good chances, but nothing went in until the free kick by Clara.”

Next, the Vikings will Decorah will head to Waterloo East  Monday, April 15, for a 5:30 p.m. game.