Hayden soccer improves to 3-0-1 with 6-0 non-league romp past Lansing

Rick Peterson

By Rick Peterson

If Hayden's girls soccer team had capitalized on a few more of its first-half scoring opportunities, Wednesday's home non-league match against Lansing might have come to an early end.

FsbbIHLXgAAasCQHayden senior Sloane Sims (5) scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 6-0 non-league soccer win over Lansing. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

FsbboR WwAAi9vKHayden senior Noelia Cruz (left) had a penalty-kick goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-0 soccer win over Lansing. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

FsbbZNBWYAA5juEFreshman Reese Huscher (center) executes a header in Hayden's 6-0 non-league soccer win over Lansing Wednesday at Hayden. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

But other than that, veteran Wildcat coach Klaus Kreutzer had very little to be disappointed about after Hayden improved to 3-0-1 on the season with a 6-0 victory.

"That's something we talked about at halftime, that we created a lot of opportunities, we just didn't finish,'' Kreutzer said. "I'm happy with the effort. I'm not all that crazy about the execution but the effort's been good.

"We've got the talent. Now it's just up to the coach to kind of try to shape them up a little bit, but we're getting there.''

Senior Sloane Sims scored the only goal Hayden would need just 5:10 into the game.

The score remained 1-0 for nearly 18 minutes before junior Jill Lenherr made it a 2-0 game with 16:54 remaining in the first half and Lenherr added her second goal of the game with 2:13 left in the half to give the Wildcats a 3-1 halftme advantage.

Hayden converted back-to-back penality kicks by seniors Noelia Cruz and Briahna Barnett to open up a commanding 5-0 lead with 12:34 remaining and Sims scored her second goal as the final seconds ticked off to end the match.

Cruz had an assist to go with her goal while juniors Hanna Bartlett, Lauren Sandstrom and Kiley Egnoske also dished out assists.

Freshmen Kadence Watts and Lauren Bourjon combined for the shutout in goal.


Lansing 0 0 -- 0

Hayden 3 3 -- 6

Hayden -- Goals: Lenherr 2, Sims 2, Cruz, Barnett. Assists: Cruz, Bartlett, Sandstrom, Egnoske. Shutout: Watts, Borjon.

Prep wrapup: Benz registers hat trick in 5-0 T-Bird soccer romp past Ottawa

Rick Peterson

By Rick Peterson

Sophomore Lailah Benz scored a three-goal hat trick Tuesday night as Shawnee Heights' girls soccer team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 5-0 non-league win at the Bettis Family Sports Complex.

LailahBenz2Shawnee Heights sophomore Lailah Benz (2) scored three goals in Tuesday's 5-0 non-league win over Ottawa. [File photo/TSN]

Shawnee Heights posted its second straight shutout win after blanking Kansas City-Harmon 10-0 last Thursday.

Benz scored the T-Birds' first two goals against the Cyclones and also scored Shawnee Heights' final goal of the night.

Shawnee Heights also got goals from seniors Peyton Hack andd Lily Martin while freshman Mackenzie Mertel registered the shutout in goal.

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