Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stifling defense keys first Lady Blue Devil soccer win, 2-0


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Thanks to a stifling defense, Kansas City Kansas Community College’s women’s soccer team is in the win column in the Jayhawk Conference.

A 2-0 win at Pratt has lifted the Lady Blue Devils to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference heading into a 10-day layoff.

Liz Falcon, a freshman from J.C. Harmon, and Allie Ledbetter, a freshman from Bonner Springs, scored the KCKCC goals. Topeka West sophomore Chase Holle assisted on Falcon’s goal; Piper freshman Katie Trzok on Ledbetter’s goal.

The win was set up by the Blue Devil defense, which limited Pratt to just three shots on goal and one corner kick snared by goalkeeper Maria Hansen, who recorded her second shutout of the season.

KCKCC Coach Jeremy Winzer said moving Ledbetter from defense to forward was a boost to the offense.

“We executed the game plan real well,” said Winzer. “We pressured high and at the midfield and the defense cleaned up when it had to.”

The Blue Devils are now idle until they play at Coffeyville Oct. 8. “The next few days we’re going to work on pressure, keep our fitness up to par and do more community service on our off days,” said Winzer.