Girls soccer: teVelde strikes twice to lead Frederick past Longmont

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    Frederick's Makenzie te Velde celebrates her second goal of the game against Longmont in the second half Tuesday night at Frederick High School. Go to for more photos.

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    Frederick's Kali Reuterskiold grabs Longmont's Amanda Kowalski in front of the ref in the first half Tuesday night at Frederick High School. Go to for more photos.

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    Frederick goalie Jackie Castillo stops a Longmont shot in the first half Tuesday night at Frederick High School.

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    Longmont's Kennedi Gesquiere heads the ball against Frederick in the first half Tuesday night at Frederick High School. Go to for more photos.



FREDERICK – The Frederick girls soccer program has been spinning its wheels over the past few seasons but the Warriors are hoping this spring will bring more promising results.

So far, March has been good to the Warriors. Well, sort of.

Injuries to key players like Shea Chavez have made the beginning of the 2018 season more challenging than expected for Frederick. But despite the unexpected speed bumps, the Warriors have still played their way to two wins in their first three games, including a 3-1 victory over Longmont on Tuesday night.

“You know, we’ve had some tough injuries and a lot of the girls who are still playing are really dinged up but we’re hanging in there,” Frederick head coach J Doehring said. “We really should have won against Pueblo County because we were playing great before our girls went down. But they have a great player who got away twice and scored twice. We’ve played well and we’ve just caught some tough breaks. But this group of girls is a tough group and they’ve showed that so far.”

Chavez, who figured to be a top goal-scorer for the Warriors (2-1) this season, dislocated her knee cap in an overtime loss to Pueblo County on Friday. In her absence, Makenzie teVelde has picked up the scoring lead with four goals in three games after scoring twice on Tuesday night.

TeVelde’s first goal against the Trojans (0-3) gave the Warriors a 1-0 halftime lead. The senior scored again in the 45th minute to give her team a two-goal advantage and Shelby Smotzer, who also has four goals early in the spring, added a third goal in the 51st minute.

The Longmont Trojans responded with a goal from Sydney Fixmer, her third in as many games, in the 58th minute. Still sour after losing in overtime against Pueblo County, the Warriors tightened up at the back line and made sure the visiting Trojan didn’t pull within a goal in the final 30 minutes.

“In all honesty, I felt like they outplayed us in the first 15 minutes of the game or so,” Doehring said. “Once we got that first goal, it felt like it really changed the tide for us. Talking to their coach (Mike DiGiallonardo) before the game, he said they’ve been close in a bunch of their games too, they just haven’t been able to get the results they need. So when we got up 2-0, we had to make sure we didn’t get complacent and we did a pretty good job of finishing it out.”

The Warriors will play at Ponderosa on Thursday at 4 p.m. Also on Thursday, the Trojans will host Peak to Peak at 6:45 p.m.

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Frederick 3, Longmont 1

At Frederick H.S.

Longmont (0-3)01—1

Frederick (2-1)12—3

Goals (assists) —Longmont: Sydney Fixmer (Kennedi Gequiere), 58th minute; Frederick: Makenzie teVelde (Asia Paluda), 24th minute; Makenzie teVelde (Shelby Smotzer), 45th minute; Shelby Smotzer, 51st minute.

Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Longmont: Franchesska Ramirez (80-3-5); Frederick: Jackie Castillo (80-1-7).