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Ike girls post shutout win

Times Observer photo by Steve Younger Eisenhower’s Payton Frank moves in to receive a teammate’s pass during Wednesday’s girls soccer game against Iroquois.

RUSSELL — The Eisenhower girls soccer team welcomed Iroquois on Wednesday and did not provide a welcome environment as the Lady Knights scored early and often in their 6-0 win.

Eisenhower needed all of 1:24 off the clock to find the back of the net when Julia Gesing took a pass from Katie Bunk and found the back right corner of the net to give the hosts a lead they would not lose.

The Lady Knights needed just two minutes to tally their second goal when Bunk and Gesing switched roles. This time, Gesing found an open Bunk buried the shot for the second goal.

Eisenhower’s Rosalie Rondeau scored the next two goals — on a corner kick and on a pass from Payton Frank.

Emily Grosch tallied the fifth goal of the first half when she took a pass from freshman Naomi Blick and found the right-hand corner of the net at the 15-minute mark.

Times Observer photo by Steve Younger Eisenhower’s Callan Gigliotti plays keep away from an Iroquois player.

The Lady Knights went into the break with a 5-0 lead. After intermission, they made a concerted effort to play some younger players and work on their passing, but at the 11-minute mark Gesing dropped a beautiful shot in the back of the net for her second goal of the game to set the final score at 6-0.

“Today was just a total team win,” said Eisenhower head coach Emily Woods. “The girls were playing with confidence and found the back of the net Julia and Rose both scored some beautiful goals. Overall, it was a great region win and I’m very proud of all of the girls and what they did on the field. It is really good to see some of what we are working on in practice pay off in today’s game.


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