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Conference soccer begins

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Mintuemaids continue, defeating Holdrege, 4-2;  Minutemen shut down Columbus Lakeview, 9-0

LEXINGTON – The Central 10 Conference Tournament for the Lexington teams began at home on Thursday, April 15 when the Lexington boys took a 9-0 win over the Columbus Lakeview Vikings and the Minutemaids earned a solid 4-2 win over the Holdrege lady Dusters. Both teams move on to the semifinals in Aurora.

The lady Dusters took a lead on the Minutemaids in the first half, scoring one goal. The Minutemaids squared up and took a lead over the Dusters in the second half as junior Cathy Orozco scored two goals, back-to-back, lengthening the rest of the teams’ strides.

The Minutemaids scored two more goals in the remainder of the game, scored by sophomore Citlali Prado and senior Emely Caranza and let by one more goal in the second half. The Minutemaids took a 4-2 win at the end of regulation time.

The ‘Maids were more aggressive at the net than the lady Dusters, recording 47 shots-on-goal while Holdrege recorded 11. Lexington goalkeeper Alyssa Winter made nine saves in Thursday’s game.

The Minutemen started slow in their game with the Lakeview Vikings but began the barrage with three goals in the last seven minutes of the first half. The second half began with a Minutemen advantage, 3-0, before they continued to put away another six unanswered goals. The Lexington boys earned another clean-sheet win, 9-0, to open the Central Conference Tournament.

The Minutemen shared the love in scoring as Yoskar Galvan, Diego Martinez, Miguel Raymundo, Bradley Orozco, Alex Perez, Fredy Vargas and Erick Ramirez all scored a single goal. Ezequiel Lucas scored two goals in the game.

Both teams advance to the semifinals in Aurora on Saturday, April 17. The third seeded Minutemaids will take on the second seeded Northwest Vikings at 10 a.m. while the top seeded Minutemen meet with the Schuyler, the fourth seeded team in the bracket, at 12 p.m.

The girls championship and third place games will be held the same day in Aurora at 2 P.m. while the boys final and third place game will be at 4 p.m.

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