Symens powers Lynx to win over Dodgers

JILLIAN SYMENS scores for Webster City on Tuesday against Fort Dodge. (DFJ photo by David Borer)

Jillian Symens recorded a glut as the Webster City girls soccer team closed out the regular season with a 7-3 win over Fort Dodge here Tuesday night.

Symens had five goals in the victory, giving her a team-leading 24.

Janey Putney tallied the other two scores with Symens recording two assists and both Kendyl Daniels and Amanda Lahr picking up one. Joleah Stuhr finished with 13 saves in net for the Lynx (7-8 overall).

“This was a much needed win coming off a tough last week where we had three games and many girls nursing injuries,” Webster City head coach Kristine Mason said. “Jill’s finishes were absolutely clinical. Janey was able to put in more minutes than she has been able to in weeks due to her thigh injury.

“It paid off with her two goals and ability to create chances in the attack for us.”

Webster City had 18 shots vs. the Dodgers, with eight coming on goal. Symens had 10 shots, with Putney, Mia Hansen and Heidi Mendoza each recording two.

The Lynx built a 5-1 first half lead.

The win marked the first in four meetings for Webster City over Fort Dodge, and snapped a three-match losing skid ahead of the postseason opener at Humboldt on Wednesday night.

“We have everything it takes to be a leading team in this conference,” Mason said. “Injuries and fatigue have hurt us a lot the second half of this season, but I am just so thrilled with how far the girls have come as individuals and as a team.”

Seniors Addyson Beaulieu, Daniels, Symens, Kamey Stanley, Caitlyn Gapp and Stuhr suited up for the final time at home.


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