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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Rivalry runaway

  • Lansing girls' soccer too much for Leavenworth
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  • The Lady Lions started early, finished late and never let up in between against rival Leavenworth Monday.
    With every goal that was kicked in, the Lansing girls' soccer team continued to dig the Lady Pioneers into a deeper hole.
    By half, the edge sat at 3-0 before the Lady Lions slammed the door shut with five more in the second, rolling to an 8-0 win.
    “We played the ball very quick and moved the ball around and into space, which created plenty of opportunities for us,” Lansing head coach Bill Dillon said. “We were just able to move the ball up the field and control the game at that point.”
    Lansing's Courtney Callahan got the Lions going early with the opening two goals of the game in the first 20 minutes. Teammate Ashley Wilcox nailed in the third goal in the 29th minute.
    In the second half the Lions kept their foot on the peddle, scoring five times with goals from Tiffany Anderson, Meg Szmed, Charlotte Moe, Jenna Hinckley and Wilcox.
    “We still have issues moving the ball quickly,” Leavenworth head coach Ken Lott said. “You got to give Lansing credit. They took advantage of their opportunities well and we didn't really make their keeper work much at all.”
    Lansing, 9-4, will play Piper at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Leavenworth, 1-12, will be at Olathe Northwest today for a 4:30 p.m. contest.
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