Assumption's comeback win gets Royals first state title
By Brandon Kinnard, Sports Multimedia Journalist - email
The 2014 WIAA Girls Soccer State Tournament was night and day for Assumption.
After going three halves plus two overtime periods without a regulation goal, the Royals exploded in the second half of Saturday's championship game, tallying 15 shots and two goals to defeat New Holstein 2-1 and claim their first girls soccer title in school history.
The Royals, who trailed 1-0 at the half, got goals from Jasmine Hunn in the 50th minute and Mary Sigler in the 75th minute, to come from behind and defeat the Huskies.
"It felt awesome," Sigler said. "I know I messed up a lot of shots, but just to get that one and end it, it was awesome."
After equalizing on Hunn's goal less than five minutes into the second half, the Royals had a bevy of chances near the net but couldn't convert.
That was, until Sigler finally stepped up and played hero.
"I was really glad that she finally made one of those one on ones, because she had so many opportunities and it's not like her to miss," Hunn said. "So it was really great that she finally put one in for our lead."
This come-from-behind win is just the latest show of resilience for Assumption, which also trailed 2-1 in its sectional final win and virtually played from behind throughout its entire state semifinal before winning in a shootout.
"This team refuses to lose," Assumption head coach John Bingham said. "At halftime they were calm. (They knew) we've been down before... We've been down before and we just refuse to lose."
WAOW is a proud sponsor of the WIAA Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournaments.More >>
Viewers can watch the boys tournament on WAOW, WYOW and WMOW beginning at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 running through Saturday evening March 9. WAOW will broadcast the girls tournament beginning at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 though Saturday evening March 16.More >>