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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Girls' soccer: Second-half surge propels Lady Lions

  • Lansing wins at home over Mill Valley; Pioneers blasted by SM West
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  • Evened 1-1 at half Tuesday, the Lansing girls' soccer team knew what needed to be fix.
    “The first half we weren't playing the space very well,” Lady Lions coach Billy Dillon said. “We came out and just spread it out more, got the ball moving a little better and that opened up things.”
    The adjustment led to three unanswered strikes by Lansing and ultimately, a 4-1 home win over Gardner-Edgerton.
    “The defense didn't make very many mistakes back there and we were able to keep the pressure on them throughout the game, which was nice,” Dillon said.
    Lansing struck first with a Ashley Wilcox tally midway through the opening half. The visitors answered minutes later however.
    Ten minutes into the second half, Jenna Hinckley put the Lady Lions back on top.
    Maddie Stebbins added a score 20 minutes later and Tiffany Anderson placed final the nail into the proverbial coffin moments later.
    Lansing, 8-3, will host Blue Valley Southwest Thursday at 6 p.m.
    Pioneers blasted by SM West
    Visiting Shawnee Mission West needed just one half to finish off the Leavenworth girls' soccer team Tuesday.
    During those opening 40 minutes, West placed in 10 goals for the mercy-rule win.
    “We still have possession issues,” LV coach Ken Lott said. “I think at one time we had six or seven passes in a row. Everything else is three passes or less and if you can't keep the ball for longer than that in soccer, you are usually not going to win.”
    Leavenworth will host Olathe South Thursday at 7 p.m.
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