LHS soccer improves to 12-2
Bayless scores three goals in non-conference victory
The Lansing High boys soccer team picked up a road victory Tuesday night that was much tougher than the score indicated.
Lansing (12-2) hammered Topeka-Cair Paravel, 8-2, but it needed a big second half to pull away.
The Lions led just 2-1 at halftime despite holding a 14-4 shots advantage. They turned up the heat in the second half, however and pulled away for the easy victory.
Senior Mike Bayless led the Lions with three goals. Senior Brad Mock scored twice, and seniors Ty Thackston, Gabe Garza and Brandon Rimmey all added goals in the victory.
"The team was just a little slow and not able to finish, but we were still able to control the game pretty well," LHS coach Randy Brown said. "It was a good game for us to make sure we're ready for Thursday."
The Lions will play host to Piper at 6 p.m. Thursday in a match that will impact the league title race. Lansing, Mill Valley and Bonner Springs all have just one league loss. Piper has a loss and a tie and stands just a half-game back from the three-way tie at the top.
MCNEILL'S LATE GOAL HELPS JV LIONS WIN
Lansing junior Tylor McNeill has been a go-to scorer for the junior varsity boys soccer team all season.
He delivered again Tuesday night. McNeill's goal off a header with two minutes remaining in the second half propelled the Lions to a 1-0 victory over Topeka-Cair Paravel.
The JV Lions (13-1) next play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday when they play host to Piper.