Central Lee girls knock off Canton

Four different Lady Hawks score in win


CANTON, Mo. – The Central Lee girls soccer team shared the wealth with four different girls scoring on Monday night to knock off host Canton 4-1.

Aubree Boyd scored her team-leading ninth goal of the year with 26 minutes left in the match to put the Lady Hawks up 2-1.

Canton got on the board first after keeper Bailey Schwartz came out of the net to clear a ball, but mishit it. The ball headed toward Central Lee’s goal and Josie Newton tried to save it, but it went off her foot into the net for an own-goal and 0-1 Canton lead.

But that’s all Central Lee would give up in the game. Ellie Lake would tie things up on a pass from Macy Watkins to tie the game at 1-all to end the first half.

After Boyd broke the tie on a 50-foot shot outside the box, Macy Watkins put one in on a breakaway for a 3-1 lead. Kelsie Stewart would find the back of the net with just under two minutes left in the match on a corner kick from Boyd.

Schwartz had three saves on the night. Boyd had five shots on goal and two assists, and Watkins had three shots.

“It was a great win for us tonight.  The girls worked well as a team. Listening to the girls communicate with each other was great. It’s like I didn’t have to coach too much from the sidelines because they were doing it for me, but on the field,” said Coach Antonia Estrada.

“Their passing and moving into spaces has gotten a lot better throughout the season.  The girls are starting to really trust each other on field and it showed tonight.”

The Lady Hawks are now 6-3 on the year (2-0 SEI Superconference South) and travel to Wapello on Tuesday night.

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