Wildcats score at will early in first half, hand Lynx 13th loss of season

Humboldt builds 4-0 lead early in second half; Briese and Alvayero notch goals for Lynx

Webster City’s Brett Olmstead (22) looks to take the ball off the foot of Humboldt’s Aaron Garcia last night. The Wildcats won, 4-2. DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

WEBSTER CITY — A frustrating start to the match cost the Webster City boys’ soccer team at Lynx Field last night.

The Lynx allowed three Humboldt scores in the initial 20 minutes and couldn’t catch up despite owning the offensive advantage for much of the night. The Wildcats added a goal five minutes into the second half for a 4-2 victory.

“It was like a bad dream,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin said of the start. “We had numerous chances (to score), we just couldn’t score until late.”

Trailing 4-0, WCHS (5-13) received goals from Cole Briese on a penalty kick and Jorge Alvayero in the 65th and 76th minutes.

The Lynx out shot Humboldt (8-8) 15-9 and put three more shots on goal, 10-7. They also had four corner kick opportunities to one for the Wildcats.

WCHS will face Spirt Lake in a Class 2A substate quarterfinal on Monday. They will meet in Storm Lake on the campus of Buena Vista University at 5 p.m.