The Baraboo High School girls soccer team has had a tough time in the second half this week.
The Thunderbirds gave up five second-half goals for the second straight game Thursday, suffering a 6-0 home loss to Waunakee in the Badger North Conference opener for both teams.
The unbeaten Warriors (4-0-1, 1-0 Badger North) came out of the gate fast, earning a corner kick in the opening minute. Josie Bono buried it, getting on the end of an Isabelle Barmore cross and scoring to give Waunakee a 1-0 lead 1 minute, 14 seconds into the game.
Baraboo settled in from there. Goalkeeer Adele Griffin and the T-Birds defense held the Warriors scoreless for the final 43:46 to go into the locker room with a one-goal deficit.
The second half was a different story. Mya Jansen got it started, taking an assist from Anne Dotzler and scoring at the 53:22 mark. The rout was on from there, as Lauryn Nachriener scored in the 60th minute, Sarah McLaughlin scored in the 62nd minute, Lacey Lamere scored in the 75th minute and Lauren Bliefernicht capped off the scoring in the 85th minute.
Waunakee won its third straight game since tying Madison Edgewood in the season opener.
The T-Birds (2-3, 0-1 Badger North), who also gave up five second-half goals in Tuesday’s 7-0 home loss to Monona Grove, will look to end their three-game losing streak when they visit Portage/Poynette (4-3, 0-1) on Monday at Veterans Memorial Field in Portage. The teams played to a 4-4 tie last year.
Waunakee 1 5 — 6
Baraboo 0 0 — 0
First half — Bono (Barmore) 1:14.
Second half — Jansen (Dotzler) 53:22. Nachriener (Bliefernicht) 59:31. McLaughlin (Nachriener) 61:46. Lamere (Bono) 74:35. Bliefernicht (Anderson) 84:15.