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Girls soccer posts first league win

The Lady Outlaws shut out Stayton 5-0 at home on Thursday, September 16, to kick off their league season. Sisters prepared well for their matchup against the Eagles, who in the past have always been a quarterfinal playoff team.

Sisters started their scoring spree 10 minutes into the contest. The ball was distributed wide to Emma Lutz, who beat her defender and crossed the ball on the ground to Anya Shockley, who let the ball go through her legs to Hollie Lewis, who one-touched it into the net.

Five minutes later, Lutz passed the ball through to Shockley, who had a 50/50 opportunity with the keeper. The ball deflected off the keeper and Anya finished it to give the Outlaws a 2-0 lead. Shockley quickly scored again with an easy goal inside the six-yard box for her second goal of the contest.

First-half scoring ended with a goal from Katie Ryan. The ball was crossed in front of the goal and Stayton had a hard time clearing it. Ryan was by the back post and sent the ball into the upper right corner. At the half, the Outlaws held a 4-0 advantage over the visiting Eagles.

Shockley scored her third goal for a hat trick midway through the second half. Marlee Holden made a nice pass to Shockley, who drove a hard shot into the goal above the keeper’s head from 10 yards out. Sisters held on to their 5-0 lead until the final whistle.

Coach Brian Holden told The Nugget that the Lady Outlaws executed their game plan to perfection.

“The girls have adapted well to our new lineup,” said Holden. “They moved the ball quickly and controlled on the ground. They made lots of generous passes to open players and they didn’t force any turnovers. Defensively, we were organized and attacked successfully on the right wings. Emma Lutz did a great job as a wing and provided a variety of crosses.”

The Outlaws were to play at home against Sweet Home on Tuesday, September 21. They will play at Newport on Thursday.


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