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Mathew HOlding Eagle | Daily journal

Stopping power: Fergus Falls Otters goalie Svea Smestad fights off Hillcrest’s Taylor Kiss during Tuesday’s matchup at Otter Stadium. The Otters defeated the Comets 5-2.

In a battle of crosstown soccer teams, the Fergus Falls girls’ soccer team ended a five-game losing skid as the Otters defeated the Hillcrest Comets 5-2 Tuesday.

The Otters got on the board two minutes into the contest as Kenzy Braeger knocked in an Ellie Andersen corner kick. Five minutes later Anna Anderson would add the second goal off a corner kick from Talia Nelson. At the 23-minute mark, Kindra Peterson scored for the Comets, cutting the lead to one. Piper Andrews would put Fergus Falls up 3-1 before the break as knocked in a pass from Mady Hulter.

In the second half, Hulter would boot in an unassisted goal at the 35-minute mark. With 13 minutes left to play, Peterson would score the second goal for the Comets in the match to put the game at 4-2. With 12 seconds remaining, Nelson headed in an Andersen free kick to give the Otters their fifth goal.

“We played a great game tonight,” Otters head coach Ben Jurgens said. “The girls were full of energy and we had fun. I thought our defense had their best game of the year. They were physical and communicated very well. Tonight felt like a complete game. We played all 80 minutes in each position of the game.

The Otters will look to carry over their momentum as they travel to take on Moorhead at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Comets will now travel to take on Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in a 4 p.m. game Thursday.

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