By Rongi Yost
Correspondent 

Lady Outlaws notch another shutout

 

Last updated 10/4/2022 at Noon

JERRY BALDOCK

Ella Davis outruns Central Linn in a tight contest that ended in a tie. The Outlaws are undefeated in league play.

The Lady Outlaws soccer squad posted a 5-0 shutout at home against Creswell on Wednesday, September 28 — their sixth shutout in conference play this year.

Two days earlier they finished in a 1-1 tie at home against Central Linn (CL), the No. 2 team in the state.

Izzy Schiller opened Sisters’ scoring against Creswell with an unassisted goal at the 25-minute mark, and at the half the Outlaws held a 1-0 lead.

Just a couple minutes into the second half, Juhree Kizziar scored. Lily Sundstrom crossed the ball to the middle and Kizziar finished in front of the goal. Not long after that, Sundstrom beat her opponent on the outside, dribbled toward the goal, and made an outstanding shot into the net from 18 yards out.

Schiller scored her second goal of the contest in the 60th minute. Creswell’s defense failed to clear the ball, and Schiller booted it in at close range.

Sisters’ final goal came with five minutes left on the clock. Becca Clausen beat her opponent on the outside and delivered a beautiful ball to the front of the goal to Ella Davis, who headed it in. The clock ticked down and the Outlaws recorded the win.

Coach Brian Holden made note of a few of his players.

“Lily (Sundstrom) played her position perfectly,” said Holden. “She beat her opponent with speed, created opportunities with her crosses, and cut to the inside for goal-scoring opportunities. Izzy (Schiller) also had a great game. She has an outstanding work rate, and is fit and strong. It was nice to see Ella (Davis) back from a serious injury, and nice to see her get a goal.”

Two days earlier, the Lady Outlaws played well against No.2 Central Linn, and finished even 1-1.

Schiller scored in the 28th minute to give the Outlaws the lead. She pushed through the defense, caught the keeper off her line, and chipped it in from 22 yards out.

Holden said, “That stunned them (CL) a little, because they’re not used to being scored on. They have a good center back, and an organized defense, so for Izzy to catch the keeper out of position was good for her.”

Sisters was on top 1-0 at the half, and Holden told The Nugget that the Outlaws were playing their game, passing the ball, winning the ball, attacking the goal, and really dominating play the entire first half.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Central Linn got the equalizer, and the score held until the final whistle.

The Outlaws are 5-0-2 and still unbeaten in league play. Sisters was to play at home against Pleasant Hill on Monday, October 3, and they will play at home against La?Pine on Wednesday.

 

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