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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 21, 2014

Golden Hawks get revenge

By Derek Helling, Sports Editor | Apr 16, 2014
Photo by: Derek Helling Washington’s Michaela Roefe (left) and Mid-Prairie’s Anne Buckwalter (right) vie for control of the ball during Mid-Prairie’s 2 - 1 victory over the Demons last night at Washington. The match was a re-match of the Demons’ 1 - 0 victory at Mid-Prairie last week.

The same two teams that faced off on Mid-Prairie’s soccer field just over a week ago locked horns again yesterday afternoon. The Washington High School and Mid-Prairie High School girls’ soccer teams played to a 1 – 0 Demon victory on Tuesday, April 8.
This time the venue was different and so was the result, as the Golden Hawks got their first victory of the season by a score of 4 – 1 on Washington’s home field.
“We are fighting injuries and have a short bench right now. We only have about three reserves. Our girls played tough all the way through the game. We need to communicate better as we can’t read each others’ minds. If we start talking better I believe our play will improve drastically,” Washington head coach Kyle Collins said.
Junior Ashley Miller led the scoring for Mid-Prairie with a hat trick of goals.Senior Bailie Harris rounded out the scoring for the Golden Hawks by putting a penalty kick into the net.
Washington’s junior goalkeeper Stephanie Evans played well for the Demons with a total of 19 saves in 80 minutes in goal.
“Stephanie’s performance was amazing as it is every game,” Collins added.
Chayse Jaspering shot a ball toward the net which was put in by Kayla Schindler for the Demon goal.
Junior Cassidy Bontrager played the entire match in goal for Mid-Prairie, making six saves.
“I am incredibly proud of my team and glad that they can finally see the results of their hard labor. Every game we’ve played, we’ve worked hard, adjusted and tweaked our formations and improved. We plan to continue reflecting and improving, but it feels so good to finally get some goals in the back of the net and end the game with a strong finish. I’m proud of how we worked together as a team,” Mid-Prairie head coach Maya Kehr Yoder stated.
Mid-Prairie improves to 1 – 3 on the season, 0 – 1 in the River Valley Conference. Washington is now 2 – 2 overall and has yet to play a conference match. The Golden Hawks host Columbus Community tomorrow. The Demons play at Fairfield tomorrow.

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