For forwards in a soccer game it's about being in the right place at the right time.
And, when they're in the right place at the right time it's about finishing.
Brainerd's Stacy Tetreault has been finishing her scoring opportunities. The senior captain started her hot streak Oct. 1 against Willmar when she scored the winning goal in overtime.
"I think (the ball) bounced over a defender," Tetreault said. "We were both next to each other. I passed her up, and the ball bounced a couple more times. I took a couple more steps, and shot from far away."
Career highlight: Playing in Class 2A state tournament as a freshman
Grade-point average: 3.7
Favorite class: Math
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite movie: "Proposal"
Favorite TV show: "Jersey Shore"
Favorite Web site: Facebook
Future plans: Attend college, pursue career in medicine
Parents: George and Julie Tetreault
Willmar was a 2-point Central Lakes Conference game since the teams only play once this season.
"It wasn't an option to end with a tie," Warriors coach Sara Rojas said. "In the final minute of the game Stacy came through. She didn't panic, she was in control, and did what she needed to do."
Three days later Tetreault scored three goals and had two assists against Sauk Rapids.
"I think it was being in the right place at the right time, but I'm also taking longer shots," Tetreault said of her recent success. "Usually I dribble up too far. I'm starting to shoot farther away, and it's worked out."
Tetreault hasn't just been scoring in the last week. She has been consistent all fall, leading the team in scoring with seven goals and nine assists for 16 points. Her 39 shots on net before Tuesday's loss at St. Cloud Apollo also lead the team.
"Stacy's really an aggressive player," Rojas said. "We keep her in almost the whole game. Every game we know what we're going to get from her. She tears down the field like a freight train, there's no stopping her. It's rare to find a consistent player every single game, knowing you're going to get the same level of play every time.
"She's not selfish. Her and (forward) Becca (Gervais) play well together. Stacy sets Becca up or takes it when she has the opportunity. She's a team player in that regard. She just gets the job done."
Tetreault credits Gervais for much of her success.
"We find each other just because we've been playing with each other so long," Tetreault said. "I know where Becca is usually. We know where to get through balls and wall passes to each other."
The Warriors have lost once in their last eight games (5-1-2) with one regular-season game left, at home Thursday against Buffalo. The Section 8-2A tournament begins Oct. 16.
"We've been really positive lately," Tetreault said of the team's streak. "We've just been trying to play smart soccer instead of wearing out during a game. We're making the connect passes, making smarter plays, and that helps the team more to get it up the field.
"Our midfielders are doing a lot better job defending, other teams are not able to shoot as much. And, our defense has been really strong. We've been making adjustments with (the defense), but they've been working really good back there."
Other notable efforts:
• Jordan Hayes, football, rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown against Tech.
• Mitch McLain, football, passed for 138 yards and two scores against Tech.
• Matt Pohlkamp, football, had 109 yards in total offense and scored three touchdowns against Tech.
• Alex Erickson, swimming, won two events against Little Falls and against Apollo.
• Carlie Sweet, volleyball, recorded 16 kills, two aces, 17 digs, three blocks in two matches last week.
• Sydnie Mauch, volleyball, amassed had 34 kills, two ace serves, 12 digs and 13 blocks in two matches last week.
• Sarah Miller, volleyball, recorded 44 digs in two matches last week.
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