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LR soccer loses one in overtime, wins the next


Hannah Wapato works around a Fillies player Sept. 20. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Lady Raiders soccer team played the Bridgeport Fillies on the Lake Roosevelt home field in Grand Coulee Sept. 20, leading most of the game but losing the lead in the final minute - and the game in overtime.

"Our team controlled the field most of the game," remarked Head Coach Casey Moore. "We had three goals: Maddie Toulou scored on a fast break, fighting her way through multiple defenders and around the goalie to score in the first half. Bryn Chaffee had an impressive goal to put the team up by one at the half. In the second half, sophomore and team captain Loryn Moore brought the ball down the left side, cut back to the center and had another long ball shot from just inside the 18."

With LR up 3-1, Bridgeport came back in the final minutes. A questionable call led to a penalty kick for the Fillies right in front of the net. Bridgeport scored a point there, and in the final two minutes of the game managed to kick another goal to tie things up, 3-3. Bridgeport scored early in overtime for the win.

"The fact that in their first year they were able to make it to overtime says a lot about their heart and drive," Moore said about her team.

"Maya Milk again played solid defense and Hannah Wapato was a crucial part of our midfield and defense. Captain Kayla St. Pierre who played mid-field was able to shut down one of Bridgeport's key players."

The next game, hosting the Oroville Hornets on Saturday, faired better for the Lady Raiders who won 5-2.

"I'm very pleased with the win," said Coach Moore. "The girls communicated well with each other. They tried to pass and work the ball outside."

Loryn Moore had three goals and one assist to Maddie Toulou. Bryn Chaffee pushed through several defenders to score "a beautiful shot," as described by her coach. "Hannah Wapato had an excellent game at midfield," Coach Moore added.

The Lady Raiders will host the Okanogan Bulldogs at home on Ludolph Field in Grand Coulee (the former middle school) at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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