IF-A blanks Lynx, has outscored league foes 17-0

Webster City’s Sidney Oswald (4) boots the ball away from Iowa Falls-Alden’s Mabel Janes at Lynx Field on Monday. The Cadets dominated play and traveled home with a 5-0 victory. DFJ photo/David Borer

WEBSTER CITY — The North Central Conference has had no answer for the Iowa Falls-Alden girls’ soccer team this spring.

Not only can’t opposing teams stop the Cadets, but they can’t score on the league leaders either.

IF-A stayed perfect in the league with a 5-0 rout of Webster City on a cold and blustery Monday evening at Lynx Field. A three-goal first-half was more than enough for the Cadets (4-1, 3-0 NCC), who have now outscored their conference foes 17-0.

Abby Ites increased her team-leading goals total to nine with a hat trick. She rifled two shots past WCHS goalkeeper Addy Beaulieu in the opening half and then tacked on another after the intermission. Adessa Gillespie and Deana Raisch both notched their first goals of the spring.

Beaulieu did everything she could in goal, as she came up with 17 saves including a stop on a penalty kick. But IF-A peppered 22 shots at the first-year keeper, while WCHS (1-5, 1-3 NCC) put just six shots on frame in the 80-minute affair.

Webster City goalkeeper Addy Beaulieu boots the ball away against Iowa Falls-Alden on Monday. Beaulieu made 17 saves, but the Cadets dominated the Lynx for a 5-0 win. DFJ photo/David Borer

“Addy had a good game at goalie … but we didn’t control the ball very well,” WCHS head coach Chad Vogelbacher said.

It was the Lynx fourth shutout loss in six outings this season.

WCHS will step outside of the conference on Thursday when it hosts Mason City at 5:30 p.m. It will then be a busy stretch of three matches in four days against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, seventh-ranked (Class 1A) Waterloo Columbus and Humboldt next week.


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