WEBSTER CITY - Ahead for the majority of the first half, the Webster City girls' soccer team had hope that its recent slide would end, but Boone had other ideas over the final 43 minutes of play last night at Lynx Field.
Trailing 1-0, the Toreadors (3-9) knotted the contest with a little over 2 minutes remaining in the opening half, and they took over in the second half with three unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 victory.
It was Webster City's fifth consecutive loss.
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
WCHS sophomore Cassidy Peck (12) battles Boone’s Ashton Summerhays for possession of the ball yesterday evening at Lynx Field. The Toreadors won the contest, 4-1.
"I was really pleased at the effort our girls put forth against a good Boone team, but their girls were considerably faster than ours and we had trouble guarding their forwards," WCHS head coach Greg Bock said.
Freshman Molly Gilbert rattled in the first goal of the match off an assist from Sarah Paukert in the 24th minute to hand the Lynx (2-9) a 1-0 advantage.
It remained that way until Boone's Annie Weaver scored the first of her two goals in the 38th minute. She broke free and slammed the ball by WCHS goalkeeper Samantha Garcia midway through the second half as well.
"We didn't have anybody that could keep up with (Weaver). She was really good," Bock said.
Ashton Summerhays also scored a pair of second-half goals for the Toreadors, who out shot WCHS 16-7. Five of the Lynx blasts at goal came in the first half.
Garcia collected 13 saves.
WCHS will return to the pitch on Monday against Garner-Hayfield. The match will be held in Garner, beginning at 5:30 p.m.