Girls soccer: LC rolls to rout of Portage
By Candace Buckner Post-Tribune correspondent August 28, 2012 11:32PM
Updated: September 30, 2012 6:28AM
PORTAGE — Lake Central flowed with ease through its Duneland Athletic Conference soccer match up against Portage on Tuesday, running away with the 6-1 victory.
Senior Lauren Doreski scored two goals in the final three minutes, pushing her season total to six, and Lake Central improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
“Some games we’re on,” Lake Central coach Julie Moore said. “We’re definitely progressing and fixing the things we want to fix.”
Lake Central entered the match with a three-goal average, which assured a long evening for the Portage (0-8-1) defense and senior goal keeper Lauren Mack.
Only 10 minutes expired before Lake Central struck — sophomore Alisha Donovan kicked a high ball over a leaping Mack and into the net. As early as it was, Mack had already faced four shots on goal, including another one she cradled into safety immediately following Donovan’s score.
During the evening, Lake Central bombarded the Portage net with 26 shots.
At the 16th minute, Lake Central continued the relentless attack with another goal. Although moments later, at the 18th minute, Portage sophomore Abbey Spicer controlled the deflected ball off the side of the goal and got deep behind sophomore keeper Lindsay Kusbel to slice the lead in half, Lake Central answered with two more goals before the first half ended and held the 4-1 lead.
“It’s been a struggle, it’s been hard,” Portage coach Ashley Severs said of the winless start. “The girls, I know it’s taken a toll on them but most of them are staying positive and sticking it out and really showing some great leadership. It really tells about their character.”