Owatonna Senior Keepers Have Same Goal
Senior goal keepers Emma Wolff (left) and Auna Johnson spend about as much time cheering on the other player as they do patrolling the front of the Owatonna goal during a match. The two have shared the starting role for the 2021 Huskies.
Click on the following link to hear an interview with the pair.
Wolff enjoys the role of being a keeper, "I thought it was the most fun position. It's fun to be aggressive. It's fun being able to pick up the ball in a sport where you use your feet." Johnson fell in love with the position early in her career.
Johnson says Wolff makes a great decisions, "She's loud. She's aggressive. She's quick with making her decisions." Wolff says Johnson is "super athletic. She's able to get those really tough balls that no one thinks anyone would be able to get."
Wolff says it was fun to be the host team for the 2020 homecoming celebration, "It was just super exciting to see a lot of people there, see a lot of fans, and just be able to carry that responsibility." Johnson appreciates that the 2020 season was held and to be able to be together as a team, knowing nothing was guaranteed, "Being together and having that team bond was really good."
For this year's homecoming, Johnson says, "I'm excited for the football game. First year on the float, so that will be fun."
The Huskies finished 2020 as the section runner-up on the final day of the season. There was to state tournament for 1AA champ Lakeville South.
Johnson hopes to attend University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and pursue behavioral studies. Wolff is looking into fashion design.
Owatonna had their five-game winning streak snapped by Rochester Mayo Tuesday, September 21 in overtime 3-2. The teams are sitting in the middle of the Section 1AAA standings and could meet again at playoff time.
Listen for another OHS girls soccer match on Tuesday, September 28 when they go to Rochester John Marshall, with coverage on Kat Kountry 105 FM and the Kat Kountry app.