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Strength in numbers for CCA girls soccer

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Matt Harding’s third season as head coach for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity soccer program presents him with 10 returning starters for the 2015 season.
Make that 11 returning starters, Harding said, as Megan Hall, a senior, returns after sitting out all of 2014 due to an ACL injury.
Seniors Kelsey Hall, Bailey Mooney, Dacia Lipkea and Hannah Pfister are back. Midfielder Hall scored 14 goals last year and made 15 assists, a performance that earned her a First Team All-Conference spot.
Mooney, a midfielder, had four goals, five assists and also made it onto the WaMaC First Team.
Lipkea, also a midfielder, earned All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Pfister is back as a defender.
Junior defenders Allissa Schwarting and Samantha Schuerer return along with sophomores Hannah Bormann, Sarah Johnson, Clare Austin and Morgan Carew.
Bormann led the Clipper offense with 30 goals in 2014 and eight assists. A forward, she earned First Team Class 1-A All-State, All 1A SE Region and WaMaC honors for her efforts.
Johnson, a goalkeeper, earned Second Team WaMaC honors with a 0.89 goals against average.
Austin, a defender, was a WaMaC Honorable Mention selection.
Carew returns as a midfielder.
Also back are senior Claire Riggan, a goal keeper, and junior Ellie Iglehart, a midfielder.
New to the line-up are sophomore Camryn Cory, a defender, and freshman Carolina Herrera, a forward.
“The obvious strength for us this season is our experience. Our biggest hurdle to overcome will be our lack of prior experience with winning a conference title or making a successful postseason run beyond substate.” Coach Harding pointed out.
The Clippers sank in a regional final last year, defeated by Iowa City Regina, nixing their bid for a trip to the state meet. CCA finished 2014 with a 15-3 record overall and 9-1 conference record.
Harding sees Independence as the favored team with nearly all of its starters back from last year. Center Point-Urbana will also be a strong contender for the conference title after winning it the past two years, he said.
Kasey Bortz and Allison Kannegieter will assist Harding on the sideline this season.
The season opened for CCA on Tuesday, April 7, as Mid-Prairie visited the Clippers ahead of a Saturday, April 11, showdown against rival Solon.