OMAHA – Omaha Roncalli’s lineup in the 2018 season includes a host of talented players in all four grade levels.
The Crimson Pride used that depth to capture a home victory over the Conestoga girls on Friday.
Omaha Roncalli collected a 9-0 triumph in a Senior Night match against the Cougars. The Crimson Pride (8-1) continued their prolific scoring season with five goals in the first half and four in the second half. The team reached the five-goal mark for the sixth time this spring. Omaha Roncalli’s only loss this year came 2-1 in overtime to undefeated Omaha Skutt.
Senior midfielder Gabi Rosa began Omaha Roncalli’s scoring attack with 27:34 left in the first half. She collected a pass in the penalty box and drilled a line drive into the net against CHS (2-8).
Freshman Abbey Schwarz and sophomore Sam Mausbach each added goals in the next ten minutes, and Rosa made it 4-0 when she wheeled past two defenders and fired a 25-yard rocket past the goal line. Schwarz then used her quickness to create a 5-0 lead 3:06 before the break. She made a turnaround move and launched a shot that clanged off the righthand post and fell in.
Mausbach, Rosa and Schwarz all collected goals in the opening five minutes of the second half. Schwarz then scored her fourth goal of the day with 13:52 to play. Rosa delivered an accurate grounder to her teammate through the penalty box. Schwarz then directed a diagonal one-timer into the net.
Conestoga goalkeeper Kallie Larson finished the game with ten saves. She blocked a penalty kick late in the contest and stopped several point-blank shots by the Crimson Pride.
Omaha Roncalli starting goalkeeper Halle Meister finished the day with two saves. Delaney Anderson chipped in three saves in the final ten minutes.
Conestoga will resume its season next week with a pair of home matches. The Cougars will host Seward at 5 p.m. Monday and Beatrice at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Conestoga 0 0 – 0
Omaha Roncalli 5 4 – 9
1st half: 1, Omaha Roncalli, Rosa, 27:34, 2, Omaha Roncalli, Schwarz, 26:47, 3, Omaha Roncalli, Mausbach, 18:17, 4, Omaha Roncalli, Rosa, 5:51, 5, Omaha Roncalli, Schwarz, 3:06.
2nd half: 6, Omaha Roncalli, Mausbach, 38:34, 7, Omaha Roncalli, Rosa, 36:57, 8, Omaha Roncalli, Schwarz, 35:29, 9, Omaha Roncalli, Schwarz, 13:52.