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The Lancaster High School girls soccer team, in hopes of posting a third straight Cyclone Cup soccer championship, faced Indian Land for the title on Tuesday night at Chester High School.
The match was a rematch of an opening round clash at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night when the Lady Bruins topped the Lady Warriors, 4-2 in a physical match.
Lancaster and Indian Land ILHS ended with the two most accumulated points and faced each other again for the crown.
Lancaster posted two lopsided wins on Saturday.
Lena Pringle tallied four goals, while Beth Tomlin and Sedona Smith each scored two goals as LHS blanked Newberry, 12-0.
Frances Whitesides, Flo Tarque, Reagan Latham and Hannah Knight added one goal each.
LHS also blanked Union, 11-0, with Whitesides leading the way with three goals. Sarah DeVenny and Lauren White each netted two goals. Mary Beth White, Ashley Cauthen, Flo Tarque and Sedona Smith added one goal each.
“I was very pleased with the ideas that the girls had in their attack roles, at times they were very unique and creative. We have worked hard with them to have fun and be creative when confronted with different systems,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said. “When they display these tendencies, good things will continue to happen. Like the boys, we will happy when the flu systems have disappeared and they can go 100 percent all of the time. This tournament really brought the girls closer together on and off the field and that was another of our goals which was accomplished.”
Indian Land rebounded from its loss to the Lady Bruins to notch two wins on Saturday in Chester.
The Lady Warriors downed Class A foe Lewisville 5-2 and Newberry, 10-0.
In the win over Lewisville, IL forged a 2-1 halftime lead on the way to the win.
Shalyn Dougherty scored two goals, while Julia Greiner, Ashleigh Outen and Raquel Addamo each netted one.
Kaitlin Lusk had four saves at the net for the Lady Warriors.
Dougherty and Emma Gladu each had an assist.
In the victory over Newberry, Greiner notched four goals to lead the IL cause. Shalyn Dougherty scored twice.
Emma Gladu, Taylor Treadway, Taylor Harris and Hallie Zimmerman each scored a goal.
Dougherty registered two assists and Gladu added one.
Indian Land had 20 shots on goal to none for Newberry.
Warriors in title match
The Indian Land Warriors faced Gaffney for the Cyclone Cup boys championship on Tuesday night when it faced Class AAAA foe Gaffney.
IL blanked Laurens 4-0 as Nick Outen scored two goals and added an assist for the Warriors.
Nick Retter and Jace Cooney each tallied a goal. Jonathan Rowe, Diego Mora and Paul Huisenga each added an assist.
Indian Land also topped Union, 6-2 as Nick Retter and Anthony Cutrone each scored two goals. Nick Outen added a goal. Will Medlock, Elijah Roberts and Retter each had an assist.
“Our defense has had an excellent tournament thus far. We have great team chemistry and are improving each game,” IL coach Adam Cole said. “This year we are very young with three seniors, seven juniors, six sophomores and four freshman, however, we have a great core group of players who have played together for several years.
“I also give much credit to our success to our junior varsity coach, Tim Thornton. Not many varsity teams carry the amount of sophomores and freshman that we do. I feel we are able to do so because of the preparation they receive under coach Thornton before coming up to varsity. We are excited for the 2011 season, our first season at the Class AA level. We play several Class AAA and AAAA teams to challenge ourselves and build our level of play.”
The LHS boys rebounded from their loss to Indian Land to notch two wins Saturday, downing Newberry, 3-1 and Laurens, 9-1.
In the win over Newberry, Justin Knight, Chad Kiser and Jaden Driggers each scored a goal.
In the win over Laurens, Chad Kizer tallied four goals and Justin Knight added two. Daniel Arroyo, Jaden Driggers and Anzelmo Zamora added one goal apiece.
“Even though some of the boys still have lingering flu systems, their overall performance on Saturday showed flashes of what we can expect to see the rest of the season,” Sylvia said. “The defense is becoming more comfortable with their roles and offensives ideas are becoming more creative. This tournament was excellent in helping cement some of our tactical ideas and also bond the team a bit closer.”
Sylvia said he looks forward to all members of the team becoming healthy again and being able to train in a more aggressive manner.