On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Lassen High School girls’ soccer team finally played on home soil against the Anderson Cubs.
The girls’ completely dominated on the field and ended up with the shutout win of 6-0.
The girls played very well throughout the game; they maintained control of the ball for well over three-quarters of the time.
Jenna Monahan created problems for the Cubs with her excellent ball control, dribbling through the defense and laying the ball off to waiting teammates for shots on goal.
Through the first half, the Grizzlies took over a dozen shots, but the only one to go in was a very nice give and go between the Martin sisters. Morgan got the ball from Paige and sent it back to her on the run. Paige then buried it in the net with her left foot.
In the second half, the floodgates opened, with Paige returning the favor to Morgan, playing the ball into space so she could score in the first minute of the half.
Two minutes later, Paige Martin got a nice ball from Natalie Folkman, and slipped it past the keeper.
Another two minutes after that, Sierra Huskey took a blazing shot from 18 yards out off of a nice corner kick by Monahan, putting it high and hard past all of the defenders in the box to make the score 4-0.
The strikers moved back to defense, and defenders Gabi Nielsen and Kaylee Dollar came up to try their hand at offense.
Within five minutes, Nielsen followed a hard shot by Monahan, collecting the rebound and slamming it home for her first goal of her high school career.
Dollar had many shots on goal, but it was Lily Buehler who took a nice cross from Paige Martin and scored her second goal of the season to bring the final score of the game to 6-0.
The defense kept the ball mainly out of any dangerous territory, although Keeper Lexie Robinson was credited for one save and earned her fifth shutout of the season.
Lassen now awaits seeding for the post-season tournament.
The Lady Grizzlies are in a good position, although they won’t have any home games.
All of the teams ranked higher than Lassen are within reach, and Lassen seems to be hitting their stride.
The top-ranked Sutter was only able to get one goal on the Grizzlies when they met in the Feather River Tournament back in December, so Lassen matches up very well against many of the division II schools in the tournament.