The Centerville Redettes opened the season with a loss on Monday, April 7, falling 3-2 to the Fairfield Trojans in overtime for the season opener. Just a day later, the Redettes would travel to Mt. Pleasant where they would break a winless streak that lasted one year, 11 months and three days.
On Tuesday, April 8, the Redettes’ Cassidy Schacher scored the only goal of the game, as goalie Katie Sharp had 18 saves for her first career shutout. The Redettes would win the game in overtime by a 1-0 score.
On Monday, Centerville fell in overtime to the Fairfield Trojans.
Fairfield drew first blood in the first minute of the game to go up 1-0. Back-to-back Redette goals, separated by a mere four minutes, would give Centerville a 2-1 advantage with 11 minutes left in the game.
Schacher’s goal with 15:41 left in the first half would tie the game. Schacher had her first shot deflected back by the Fairfield goalie. Schacher would hit the goal with a rebound into the top corner of the net.
Four minutes later, Mikala White would score on a corner kick from Emily Caylor.
Fairfield would score with 24 minutes left in regulation to tie the game at 2-2. The Trojans would score four minutes into the sudden victory overtime period to end the game with the 3-2 win.
Centerville (1-1) will be in Pella on Saturday for a varsity invitational. The Redettes will open with Des Moines Lincoln at 10:45 a.m. and then will play Pella at 12:30 p.m. After that, Centerville will host Ottumwa at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 21.
Fairfield 3, Centerville 2 (OT)
Goals — Cassidy Schacher, Mikala White. Assists — Emily Caylor. Shots on goal — Team 17 (White 6). Saves — Katie Sharp 17.
Centerville 1, Mt. Pleasant (OT)
Goals — Schacher. Shots on goal — Team 6 (Schacher 3). Saves — Sharp 18.