Lady Outlaws start season strong


Last updated 9/5/2023 at 10:22am

The Lady Outlaws opened their soccer season with a 5-0 shutout against the Cowgirls on Tuesday, August 29, in a non-league contest that was moved to Crook County due to the smoky conditions in Sisters.

Katy Ryan scored Sisters’ first goal. She dribbled the ball and beat her opponent and sent the ball into the lower corner for the goal. Zoee Bafford scored with a finish from a nice cross from Lilly Sundstrom.

Marley Holden scored twice for the Outlaws, the first on a penalty kick into the upper left corner. Her second goal came when Sundstrom beat her opponent on the outside and crossed the ball to the middle of the goal to Marley, who finished with a shot straight into the net.

Ella Davis wrapped up Sisters’ scoring effort with a goal in the final minute of the contest. The ball was played through to Davis, who beat the goalkeeper and scored in the upper left corner.

Sisters’ defense did a great job in shutting down the Cowgirls. Coach Brian Holden noted Izzy Schiller.

“Izzy has taken on the role to organize and run our defense this year,” said Holden. “She has a very high soccer IQ, clear communication, and a great work ethic. Players respect her and respond to her voice, which will be important in this year’s season.”

Juhree Kizziar and Lilly Sundstrom were both noted for their play.

Holden told The Nugget that Kizziar continues to be a versatile player, always willing to play anywhere on the field with a smile on her face. In this particular game she played as an outside back because of her speed, agility, and athleticism.

Sundstrom will be a threat from the outside with her great crosses to the middle of the goal. During this game, Lilly had a couple of good scoring opportunities, and ended the contest with two assists.

Holden said, “We were all in agreement that we played a little scattered and frantic at times, but we’re confident we’ll soon find a rhythm and will click together. All but two players were asked to play in new positions. With the seniors we lost last year, players will need to be more versatile. So far most of the team are willing to do that.”

The Outlaws were to play at Creswell on Tuesday, September 5. They will hit the road again on Thursday for a game at Pleasant Hill.


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