WEBSTER CITY - Five goals and a sixth shutout had the home fans grinning from ear to ear at Lynx Field Friday night.
But Craig Signorin wanted more.
The head coach of the 10th-ranked (Class 2A) Webster City boys' soccer team was content following the Lynx 5-0 shellacking of Iowa Falls-Alden, but he says there's always more that can be accomplished.
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
Webster City senior Nick Olmstead (left) shows off his footwork with the ball as Iowa Falls-Alden’s Jesse Sorenson races in on Friday at Lynx Field.
"I told the boys that I wasn't exactly pleased with the first half," Signorin said of the 40-minute stretch that saw WCHS (9-2) jump ahead 2-0. "We think we should be scoring more goals. Five is a pretty good number, but I expect more and they know that."
It was the Lynx first outing since a stinging 4-2 road loss to Clear Lake 10 days earlier. The two teams will tangle again today at Lynx Field.
"The guys were excited to play because it's been a while," Signorin said. "We're excited to play Clear Lake again too because we didn't come out well at all the last time."
On Friday, Sam Boman collected a pair of goals, his fifth and sixth of the season. He gave the Lynx a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute and scored again less than four minutes into the second half on a rebound off a Christian Lemus shot to up the cushion to 3-0.
Brandon Jessen found the back of the net with 31 seconds remaining in the first half.
Christian Lemus and Nick Olmstead added the final two goals in the 58th and 79th minutes. Lemus has a team-high eight goals this season.
WCHS rifled off 28 shots, 15 on goal. The Lynx suffocating defense limited the Cadets to four shots, two on goal.
Today's match against Clear Lake will begin at 5:30 p.m.