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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Soccer roundup: Spires earn Bethel sweep

  • Lansing edged by Gardner; Immaculata drilled by Basehor-Linwood
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  • The University of Saint Mary soccer teams flexed its collective scoring muscles Sunday against Bethel.
    First, the Lady Spires moved to 2-0 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 7-0 win over the visiting Swedes. Following that blow out, the USM men scored three unanswered goals in the match’s final 10 minutes to top Bethel 4-2.
    Goal scorers for the Saint Mary men included Jake McCurry with two, Daniel Chaves and Connor Vining. The squad, now 4-7 overall and 1-1 in the KCAC, will host Ottawa on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
    Jennifer Nye recorded a hat trick for the Lady Spires while Bobbi Hinkle, Claire Beebe and Alex Bartels posted the other USM strikes. The team, 6-3-2, will host Ottawa at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Lansing edged by Gardner
    The Lansing and Gardner-Edgerton boys’ soccer teams fit 80 minutes of scoring into a 15 minute window Monday.
    After battling 60 minutes to a scoreless draw, the visiting Blazers posted two quick goals in the 62nd and 72nd minute. Lansing answered with a strike of its own in the 74th minute, but alas could not find another and lost 2-1.
    “People were going up and down the field and it was just a nice hard fought contest between two teams,” Lansing’s coach Randy Brown said. “We knew they were going to be a tough team and we just happened to come out on the wrong side of things.”
    Jimmy Bormolini was the Lions’ goal scorer, blasting a shot by the Blazer keeper following a pass from Joe Henry.
    Lansing, 8-5-1, will be at Piper Thursday for a 6 p.m. match.

    Raiders drilled by Basehor
    The Immaculata soccer team hosted Basehor-Linwood on Monday, where it suffered a 8-1 loss.
    “Most of the goals were miscues by us,” Imac coach Frank Mazeitis said. “Missed assignments, bad clearances were costly. Given the injury struggles and sickness, our team played hard, but not as sharp as they usually are.”
    Mark Hernandez tallied the Raiders lone score in the 72nd minute, coming off an assist from Nick Reckers. Phillip Hernandez recorded 30 saves in goal.
    Immaculata, 3-8-1, will host Eudora today at 4:30 p.m.

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