Archive for Thursday, September 15, 2005

Lions ready for Raiders

September 15, 2005

Since suffering its only loss of the season two weeks ago, the Lansing High boys soccer team has been on a goal-scoring rampage.

The Lions have outscored their opponents 23-1 during the last three games, including a 3-1 victory over defending Class 4A state champion Maranatha Academy on Tuesday.

The next test should be much tougher, however. The Lions are slated to face rival Immaculata at 4 p.m. today at the University of St. Mary. The Raiders are ranked No. 2 in the Class 4-1A state poll.

"They've got some good players, and we're going into their country, so we've got to be psyched and ready to play," LHS coach Randy Brown said.

The Lions (4-1) will be playing with a chip on their shoulders, too, because Immaculata won last year's contest, 2-1.

The recipe for revenge will be simple for the Lions. They want to keep attacking the goal aggressively up top, and play intelligent, patient defense in the back. They also will try to force the Raiders to make mistakes.

"Usually they rely on a couple star players," LHS senior defender Steve Parker said. "We've just got to play our game, and hopefully it'll keep working for us."

The undefeated Lansing junior varsity squad will play at 5:30 p.m.

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