Soccer field

CL girls dominate CAL on the football pitch

(Above) The girls’ soccer team used teamwork to defeat GHV in action on Thursday. Pictured (LR): Jordan Mayland, Autumn Van Horn, Kristina Miller and Carsyn Holland. -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy

by Marianne Gasaway

After a weather delay to start the season, the Clear Lake women’s soccer team was finally able to take to the field on Tuesday, April 5 against CAL. The Lions were worth the wait and prevailed, 10-0.

“It was a good game to start,” said head coach Greg Jennings. “We were able to give all the girls playing time and they played pretty well.”

Brooklyn Eden ended the night with three goals for the Lions. Rookie Addison Jones added two goals, along with junior Emily Benitz. Jordan Maryland scored her first goal of the season and Kristina Miller came out of the Lion defense to add two more.

“Autumn VanHorn played a big part in the game distributing the ball well,” added coach Jennings. “She added a pair of assists.”

The 10-point mercy rule ended the game early.

Humboldt 2, CL 1

Monday, April 11, the Lions traveled to Humboldt. Coach Jennings said that despite playing well throughout, Humboldt took a 2-1 win.

Clear Lake’s Addison Jones found success early with a fly ball from Brooklyn Eden to put the Lions up, 1-0.

“Humboldt is one of those teams you have to be careful with,” Jennings said. “They seem to be lingering.”

The Wildcats tied the game early in the second half with a 50-yard shot that caught wind and was just out of freshman goaltender Rowan O’Keefe’s reach.

“Our defense has been great,” Jennings said. “Emily Theiss had a fantastic game, as well as solid play from Kristina Miller, Carsyn Holland and Olivia Fausnaugh. We shot and beat the Wildcats the whole game, but we didn’t make it. The loss was

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