Lynx Briefs: Girls Tennis, Boys Soccer

LYNX GIRLS TENNIS FALLS: Freshmen Kayley Wibholm and Mackenzie Burney had the best performances of their budding careers in the regular season finale for the Webster City girls’ tennis team Monday afternoon in Fort Dodge.

The Lynx dropped a dual meet to St. Edmond, 8-1.

Wibholm, playing in the No. 5 singles position, earned the first victory of her career. Burney, in the No. 4 spot, had three match points, but was unable to capitalize in a narrow loss.

“Both freshmen played by far their best singles matches and showed the improvements they have made,” WCHS head coach Mark Fisher said.

Trailing 4-3, Wibholm reeled off the final five games to knock off Leah Neverman, 8-4.

“You can see her confidence grow with each game,” Fisher said of Wibholm.

McKenna Dinsdale and Kylie Lantz put together a solid performance in doubles for the Lynx. Trailing 7-2, the duo won the next three games to get within striking distance before eventually falling to the Gaels’ Jillian Cosgrove and Lizzie Gailey, 8-5.

St. Edmond 8, Webster City 1

Monday at Fort Dodge

Singles

Jacque Oberg (SE) def. Hannah Parr 8-1. Sidney Messerly (SE) def. Teagan Gourley 8-3. Jillian Cosgrove (SE) def. McKenna Dinsdale 8-2. Lizzie Gailey (SE) def. Mackenzie Burney 9-7. Kayley Wibholm (WC) def. Leah Neverman 8-4. Maggie Lennon (SE) def. Kylie Lantz 8-3.

Doubles

Oberg/Messerly (SE) def. Gourley/Parr 8-2. Cosgrove/Gailey (SE) def. Dinsdale/Lantz 8-5. Neverman/Sydney Engels (SE) Wibholm/Burney 8-4.

LYNX BOYS FALL TO BULLDOGS: The Webster City boys’ soccer team dropped its third consecutive match on Monday in Hampton.

Hampton-Dumont found the back of the net in overtime to prevail over the Lynx, 3-2.

“Our defense struggled against some of their dangerous guys up top,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin said. “The offense struggled to find the back of the net. Although we scored two, we missed out on a couple others.”

Hampton-Dumont (3-8) put seven shots on frame to five for WCHS (8-7). The Lynx played without starting goalkeeper Carsen Johnson.

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