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soccer girls1Freshman standout Kassie Riemer had a goal and an assist as the Lansing girls defeated Marathon 3-1 on Lansing’s Senior Recognition Night, October 9th.

Eight minutes into the game Riemer slotted a pass to senior Kristin Dake who one-touched a low drive to put Lansing on the board.  Lansing maintained most of the possession throughout the first half.  But 25 minutes into the game Marathon’s Allison O’Shea collected a loose ball at midfield and out-maneuvered two Lansing defenders.  O’Shea’s low shot from 20 yards tied the score at 1-1.

In the second half, the game opened up, with each team having several good scoring chances.  Eight minutes into the second half, Riemer received a long ball near midfield and dribbled past 2 defenders and the goalkeeper to give Lansing a 2-1 lead.

girlssoccer20141010Shea McCartney scores Lansing's third goal after dribbling past the goalkeeper.

With less than 3 minutes to play, Marathon threatened with a free kick from 25 yards out.  But the shot was blocked by Lansing’s defensive wall, and the ball found its way to senior captain Shea McCartney at midfield.  McCartney proceeded to dribble past several defenders and finished the play with a well-placed shot into the right side of the goal.

Riemer scored 2 goals and added an assist to lead the Lansing girl’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over host Watkins Glen Tuesday.  Senior Kristin Dake and junior Reilly Zajac each added a goal to the tally.

Lansing’s first goal came 25 minutes into the game when sophomore Emma Dhimitri slotted a pass through the Watkins Glen defense that found Kassie Riemer breaking toward goal.  Riemer out-raced all defenders and sidestepped the oncoming goalkeeper, finishing with a low shot for what turned out to be the game winner.

Four minutes later Riemer played a ball back to Zajac who was 35 yards out.  Zajac lofted a shot that sailed over the keeper in landed softly in the back of the net.

Lansing seemed to have the game in control, but Watkins Glen continued to press.  With 5 minutes remaining in the first half, the Glen forwards got past senior keeper Sarah Gisler who was 15 yards off her line.  The ball appeared to be going in for a goal when junior captain Michelle Schafer cleared the ball out of the danger area.

Well into the second half, junior Maddy Czymmek lofted a pass from midfield over the Watkins Glen defense.  Riemer got onto the ball, worked it past several defenders, and drove a low shot from ten yards for her second goal of the game.

With seven minutes left in the game, senior Kristin Dake finished the scoring with a 30-yard shot from the left wing position over the keeper’s head.

Throughout the game, Michelle Schafer and Sarah Gisler kept the Lansing defense organized, limiting the opponents to 2 shots.

“Today’s win wasn’t a pretty win,” said Lansing coach Eric Stickel.  “Everyone contributed today.”

The win puts Lansing at 10-4 for the year, following an overtime loss the day before against Dryden. Coach Stickel now faces the task of preparing the team for post-season play.

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