The Newton High School girls' soccer team returned from spring break with a vengence, putting together a 5-1 win over Augusta to open play in the McPherson Invitational Monday afternoon in McPherson.

In the opening round of the McPherson Invitational, Newton High School shut down Augusta High School 5-1 and will move on to the semifinals.

It was a good start for the Railers. Arianna Campos gave Newton their first goal of the night seven minutes into the first half. Newton caused more damage after Campos found Aspen Olson gives Newton their second goal of night to make 2-0.

With less than 20 minutes in the first half, Augusta would finally answer back and finally put points on the board courtesy of Hallie Buckingham and Juliana Harrold giving her the assist.

Yet, it did not stop the Railers from putting up more points. Kylee Franco would respond with Newton's third goal of the night, making it 3-1 at halftime.

"The Ladies did a good job of taking advantage of the mistakes that they made. Being able to get that quick goal right off the back gave us confidence. I think they got more confident when the game went on," Newton head coach Scott A. Jantzi said.

In the second half, Newton's offense came attacking from the Jump. It hasn't been two minutes and the Railers scored their fourth goal of the night after Izzy Saenz set herself up outside the tackle box. Four minutes later Keila Gillispie would give Newton their final goal of the night . Augusta couldn't find any answers to get them back in the game as the Railers shut Augusta out throughout the second half. Newton put up 15 shots on goal while Augusta only shot three.

"Defensively we had that one mistake were they (Augusta) were able to counter and get the goal, but I think defensively we did pretty well. We just need to work more up top combine with creating more opportunities," Jantzi said.

The Railers will move on the semifinals and will face McPherson High School at 8 p.m Tuesday Augusta will face Andover Central High School at 4 p.m.

 

Newton dominates opening around against Augusta
By Peter Holland Jr
Sports Editor
In the opening round of the McPherson Invitational, Newton High School shut down Augusta High School 5-1 and will move on to the semifinals.
It was a good start for the Railers. Arianna Campos gives Newton their first goal of the night seven minutes into the first half. Newton cause more damage after  Campos found Aspen Olson gives Newton their second goal of night to make 2-0.
With less than 20 minutes in the first half, Augusta would finally answer back and finally put points on the board courtesy of Hallie Buckingham and Juliana Harrold giving her the assist.
Yet, it did not stop the Railers from putting up more points.  Kylee Franco would respond back with Newton's third goal of the night, making it 3-1 at halftime.
"The Ladies did a good job of taking advantage of the mistakes that they made. Being able to get that quick goal right off the back gave us confidence. I think they got more confident when the game went on," Newton head coach Scott A. Jantzi said.
In the second half, Newton's offense came attacking from the Jump. It hasn't been two minutes and the Railers scored their fourth goal of the night  after Izzy Saenz set herself up outside the tackle box. Four minutes later  Keila Gillispie would give Newton their final goal of the night . Augusta couldn't find any answers to get them back in the game as the Railers shut Augusta out throughout the second half.   Newton put up 15 shots on goal while Augusta only shot three.
"Defensively we had that one mistake were they (Augusta) were able to counter and get the goal, but I think defensively we did pretty well. We just need to work more up top combine with creating more opportunities," Jantzi said.
The Railers will move on the semifinals and will face the McPherson High School  on Tuesday at 8  p.m. Augusta will face Andover Central High School tomorrow at 4 p.m.