La Crescent finds second half goals to beat Lake CityThird-seeded La Crescent got a strong test to begin the Section 1A girls soccer playoffs from 14th-seeded Lake City Tuesday, but found two second-half goals for a 2-0 victory in La Crescent.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Third-seeded La Crescent got a strong test to begin the Section 1A girls soccer playoffs from 14th-seeded Lake City Tuesday, but found two second-half goals for a 2-0 victory in La Crescent.
“It was another incredible game,” Tigers head coach Mark Spence said.
Lake City (2-16) played in its seventh game of the season decided by two goals or less and its second against La Crescent. Previously ranked La Crescent defeated the Tigers 3-1 Sept. 13 in La Crescent.
The Lancers scored four minutes into the second half to take a 1-0 lead, but Lake City had a chance to tie midway through. Senior Kaylee Becker sent a shot on goal for the Tigers on a free kick outside the 18-yard box that La Crescent’s goalkeeper tipped up in the air and corralled the loose ball from crossing the goal line. The ball failed to cross the goal line by inches, Spence said.
“That probably saved the game,” Spence said. “It was so close from going in.”
La Crescent added the final goal later off a corner kick.
Katie Eichhorn made 10 saves for Lake City.
“The girls went into the game believing they had a chance to win,” Spence said. “At halftime we felt we were giving them a good run.”
The Tigers graduate 10 seniors, including eight starters.