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Lady Outlaws post two wins in soccer

The Lady Outlaws soccer squad are posting wins: a 5-2 victory over 6A Mountain View at home on Tuesday, March 9, and two days later a 3-0 shutout on the road at Cascade.

Against Mountain View, Hollie Lewis scored early to give the Outlaws a 1-0 edge. Anya Shockley had a great shot that went off the post and Lewis was there for the finish. Mountain View was able to respond and tied it up 1-1.

Later in the half, Marley Holden fed Shockley with a through ball that split the Cougar’s defense. Anya ran onto the ball and kicked it in from the 18 yard box and put the Outlaws on top 2-1. Mt. View was able to score again and at the half the score was even at 2-2.

Lewis scored her second goal of the contest just 30 seconds into the second half. Shockley played the ball to Lewis who placed the ball to the left side of the net. Hollie scored again for the Outlaws goal for a hat trick.

Sisters fourth goal came when Emma Lutz played the ball wide to Lewis, who speedily beat her defender. As the goal keeper came out Hollie chipped the goal keeper for the score.

The Outlaws wrapped up their scoring effort late in the game. Mt. View had a difficult time clearing the ball and when the ball dropped Lewis was positioned in front of the goal, and kicked it inside the penalty box.

Holden praised the play of Lewis and Shockley.

“That was the best finishing in front of the goal as I’ve ever seen from Hollie,” said Holden. “And, I’ve got to give credit to Anya for her work on and off the ball, and what I mean by that is her ability to come back into the midfield to keep possession, which in turn allowed our midfield to distribute the ball effectively.”

Two days later, the Outlaws posted the shutout over the Cougars.

Fifteen minutes into the he contest Shockley dropped the ball back to Marley Holden, who placed a well-shot ball into the net from the 18 yard box. Play continued with numerous chances for the Outlaws to score, but they just couldn’t capitalize on their opportunities.

At the half, Sisters held a 1-0 advantage.

The Outlaws did a much better job controlling the ball and the tempo of the game in the second half.

Holden scored a goal early in the second half. Shockley won the ball from the defense and dropped the ball to Marley, who finished from 20 yards out with a ball into the upper right corner over the keeper’s head.

Ten minutes later, Shockley dribbled the ball into the box and the goalie fouled her. Anya took the penalty kick and placed the ball under the cross bar for the score. Sisters went up 3-0 and the score held until the final whistle.

Holden made note of Emma Lutz and Marley Holden for their contributions in the game.

“Emma (right midfield) did a good job of spacing and pushing the ball forward and creating opportunities,” said Holden. “Marley (offensive center midfield), as a freshman, played well also and helped her team today by finishing her opportunities.”

The Lady Outlaws have 18 players on their roster this year. Emilie Turpen returns as the lone senior on the squad. She’s a hard-working, dedicated veteran player who will lend leadership to the team and keep them together as a cohesive unit.

The Outlaws bring back a very organized defense, including Oly Thorson, Faith Gulick, Analise Backus, Sage Wyland, and freshman Maggie Lutz.

Holden told The Nugget that the defense has speed on the outside as well as intelligence and distribution from the middle.

Freshmen Isabelle Schiller and Marley Holden will play at the center midfield position. The duo work well together and even though they are freshmen, they bring experience to the team.

Emilie Turpen, Emma Lutz, Maddie Symonds, Reese Harrell, Tatem Cramer, Katie Ryan, and Lindsay Scott will all play at outside midfield. These girls bring speed and fitness to the squad, and will provide the team with width.

Anya Shockley and Hollie Lewis will play at forward, and at times Oly Thorson will play that position as well.

Holden said, “These girls bring a tremendous amount of speed and they play well with each other. They are on track to score more goals than any other team I’ve seen from Sisters.”

Rounding out the squad is Josie Patton, the Outlaws keeper.

Holden said, “Josie is a leader out of the back with communication. She has strong hands and is a determined athlete who strives to improve each game.”


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