Competing in the challenging Woodland Conference, high points are difficult to come by for the Brown Deer girls soccer team, small in size and often low in experience.
But the Falcons have proven to be more than competitive in the nonconference realm as they picked up two quality victories last week, downing Tenor/Veritas, 6-2, on April 18 and then beating Milwaukee School of Languages, 4-0, on April 20.
The pair of victories improved the Falcons to 2-2 and left coach Yuepeng Soung feeling encouraged.
"The girls did have a good week and it definitely was a confident booster for them as we are now approaching more conference games in the (near) future," he said.
Soung said a young defense is starting to play better.
"Right now, our starting four defenders are all freshmen and they are starting to be more cohesive with one another," he said. "They ask a lot of questions during practice and are eager to learn, which is helpful. We also have a freshman forward who has been consistently scoring (Mattie Schimenz). She is a hard worker and it has been showing with each game."
The Falcons took on Greenfield on Tuesday, April 25, and and will travel to New Berlin West on Thursday, April 27, in a pair of Woodland Conference tilts.
Schimenz emerged as a star on the Falcons' girls basketball team in the winter. In the first half against School of Languages, she scored twice (scores were within a minute of each other) and assisted on Maggie Pierson's goal.
Schimenz also assisted on Pierson's second-half score.
Against Veritas, both Schimenz and Pierson scored twice in the first half as Schimenz also contributed an assist as did Pierson.
Pierson also added a late second half score for Brown Deer.