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Warriors continue near perfect season with big win over Titans

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The Woodhaven girls’ soccer team had three big opponents it knew it had to get through this season.

The Warriors took care of the first one last Friday when they knocked off Carlson. The next one came Monday evening with a big win over visiting Anderson.

Woodhaven jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first five minutes and cruised to the 7-1 victory.

It was another rainy outing but that did not stop the Warrior offense from getting to work.

A strong first 20 minutes of play translated to a 4-0 halftime lead.

The second half started just as quick when Abbey Lorenz scored her first of two on the night with just over six gone by. She capped the scoring with 40.7 seconds left and the win was in the bag.

Other Woodhaven scoring came from Kendra Cook, Jenna Drumm, Cassidy Murray and Katlyn Varney (two goals). Anderson made it a 5-1 game when Laekyn Jaciuk sent an arching shot to the back of the net with 27:23 to play.

Woodhaven Coach Scott Hoye was extremely pleased with his team’s performance, especially with the weather.

“It was definitely a rough day for both teams as far as elements go, but I thought the girls controlled the ball well,” he said. “Our keepers overall were good for us.

“We need to pick corners a little better on our shot selection sometimes … but 7-1, we’ll take it.”

Anderson Coach Larry Lankford said his team simple did not come to play against the strong opponent.

“Clearly they were the better team,” he said. “I said at the beginning of the season this was the team to beat. This is probably the best team in this area.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they went deep into the regional. I’m really impressed with them. They’re well-coached, they stayed organized and they beat us flat out.”

Moving forward, the Titans will turn right around to take on another tough opponent in Carlson on Wednesday.

“I think we need to be a little bit more organized on defense,” Lankford said. “We should be strong up the middle; if we can iron out the outside defense spots, I think we’re gonna be okay.”

Woodhaven’s next bit game on the list will be next Monday at Trenton.

“We knew we had to be ready for Carlson and that went well and we had to be ready for Southgate and that went well,” Hoye said. “We’ve got Trenton coming up as well and we’ve got Allen Park in the middle which we can’t take for granted.”

Moving forward, Hoye says if his team can play consistently as they did early on on Monday, things will be okay.

“The first 20 minutes are the ones we need to make into 80,” he said. “If we can make that 20 become 80, then we’re the team we need to be.”

Last Updated: 4/8/2014 3:47:15 PM EST