Lyman soccer – practice, games and getting stronger

Lucas Anson makes a finger tip save against Rawlins with Joseph Peterson running back to help cover the rebound. COURTESY PHOTO/LHS

LYMAN — The Lyman Eagles soccer teams played an away games last week and one this week with one bout against Buffalo cancelled last Saturday due to the weather.

Last week on Friday, Lyman played Star Valley. The boy's team won 2-1 while the girls lost 2-0, according to head coach Randy Peterson. Wyatt Anderson scored the brace for the boy's team.

“We played with lots of energy and determination. One of the two goals was off a corner kick, which was our first such goal this season,” Peterson said. “The girls had more shots on goal this game, but they couldn't get any past Star Valley's keeper. But, we were very happy to see the progressm and to at least get the shots on goal. These girls have worked extremely hard and it starting to show signs of their potential.”

On Tuesday, the LHS soccer teams played Rawlins, and the girls team had their best game ever, Peterson said. The girls team ended up tied with Rawlins at 3-3 with Olivia Smith getting the hat trick (3 goals) and setting a school record for most goals in a game for both the boys and girls team. She almost had a forth goal with 30 seconds left, but the Rawlins keeper made an amazing save.

The boys came out strong against Rawlinsand maintained possession for the majority of the match, Peterson said. In the first half, the Eagles had shot-after-shot that were going in, only to be saved at the last second.

“The Rawlins keeper kept Rawlins in the game. He had five amazing saves that should have put us up,” Peterson said. “Lyman went down 1-0 on a defensive gaffe, but we fought back and tied it 1-1 at halftime. In the second half, we had many opportunities, however, our shots were not as accurate as they were in the first half and the keeper didn't have many saves to make.”

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