CLEAR LAKE - Eight goals allowed in seven matches were simply too many, and Craig Signorin let his defense hear all about it.
Consider the message received.
Over its last three outings, the Webster City boys' soccer team has been downright stingy, limiting shots and forcing teams to walk away empty-handed. Clear Lake was the latest foe to feel the walls closing in last night, as the Lynx turned in a 1-0 victory to improve to 7-2-1 on the season.
Webster City defensive back Nick Olmstead (2) stops the push forward by Clear Lake’s Bryce Wilcke last night in Clear Lake. Olmstead and the Lynx won 1-0, their third consecutive shutout victory.
"Eight goals through (seven matches), I just told the guys that was way too much with the four or five guys that we have back there on defense," Signorin, the Lynx head coach, said. "They've been cleaning it up, (last night) especially. Throughout the whole game they were very, very good."
Aaron Hoffman, Kirk Greenley and Sam Bowman defended the back line throughout the battle, and they received help from Brody Foster, Nick Olmstead and Christian Lemus. Goalkeeper Austin Koons contributed six saves to help WCHS record its fifth shutout of the season.
The Lynx jumped on the scoreboard early via a goal from senior forward Jonny Davis in the 11th minute. In position, Davis received a crossing pass from Lucas Daniels and hammered it home for his fourth goal of the season.
"We had really good buildup on that play," Signorin said. "Jonny was on the back side where he needed to be and Lucas gave him a really good pass. He just finished it off."
WCHS will be out to win a fourth straight match on Thursday when it travels to Boone to take on the Toreadors.