LEXINGTON – The Lexington Soccer teams had a big week, collectively putting up five more wins on their seasons; the girls winning three and the boys winning two. The Minutemaids kicked off the week with a 3-1 win over Grand Island Northwest. The Minutemen joined them at home on Tuesday to duke it out with Kearney Catholic where the boys shut their game down shortly after the start of the second half, 10-0, and the girls played through regulation time to defeat the lady Stars, 2-1. Most recently, the Minutemaids capped the week with another win over Aurora, 6-0, and the boys added another ‘W’ with a 2-0 win over the Huskies. LHS girls soccer advances their season to 6-3 while the boys are now 9-2.
The Minutemen made their game with Kearney Catholic look easy on Tuesday. Their effort over the struggling Stars was as strong as it would have been against any other team, which resulted in nine goals in the first half and what appeared to be a very frustrated Kearney Catholic bench. At the start of the second half, at the two minute mark, the Minutemen ended the game, 10-0.
At the conclusion of the boys game, the Minutemaids had just started the second half of their game with the lady Stars. The Lexington girls led Kearney Catholic 1-0 at the start of the second half and went without a goal for the first 25 minutes. Kearney Catholic was able to rebound a goal on the ‘Maids with under 15 minutes left on the game clock, tying the game, 1-1.
The Minutemaids’ head coach Keith Allen said in an email to the Clipper-Herald that he was preparing a subbing line for overtime when, with less than five minutes left on the clock, Katia Garcia sent a corner kick into the wind that was headed by Kathy Flores and Janette Ortiz finished it off with the goal. The Minutemaids held onto the lead and won the game, 2-1.
With a couple home wins under their belt for the week, the Lexington teams took to the road to challenge Aurora on Thursday.
The Minutemaids went to work on the Aurora girls right away in Thursday’s game. They put up two goals in the first half, despite losing the coin toss and having to fight against the wind in the first 40 minutes. Even with the wind advantage, the lady Huskies were unable to find the net in the first half.
The wind at their backs, the Lexington girls doubled their money with four goals in the second 40 minutes and took a 6-0 win over Aurora.
The Minutemen brought home another clean-sheet win on Thursday after their win over the Huskies. The Lexington boys put up two goals in the first half with the Aurora boys and the game went scoreless in the last 40 minutes.
The regular season’s end draws near as the Lexington teams will travel, once more, together to meet the Columbus Discoverers on their pitch. The now 6-3 Minutemaids will meet with a 6-6 Columbus girls team on Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m. The 9-2 Lexington boys will test their might against the 9-1 Discoverers the same day.