Soccer: Princeton tips Thunder girls 2-0 with late goals

The Princeton Tigers broke up a scoreless game with two late goals and handed the Zimmerman Thunder a 2-0 loss on Monday evening, under the lights in the Tigers new stadium.

In the 70th minute, eighth-grader Lydia Arens was in the right spot to put home a loose ball from close range. In the 71st minute, freshman Maggie Peterson scored in a similar situation. Neither goal was assisted.

Thunder coach Jeff Downing said it was a nice evening in the new facility and a fun game.

“We actually won most of the 50/50 balls and moved the ball very well,” he said. “We are still learning how and when to make runs to create quality finishing opportunities.”

Most of their shots were from long range and handled easily by the Tiger goalkeeper. The Thunder won a couple of corner kicks in the second half that produced good chances but couldn’t capitalize.”

A busy week for the Thunder (3-5-1) will continue with road games against Big Lake Tuesday, St. John’s Prep on Thursday, and Eveleth-Gilbert Saturday.