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Soccer takes Golden victory handily

Tuesday April 5th, 2016 girl’s soccer took on Golden High to achieve a 3-0 victory.  This was the second league game the girls soccer team has participated in after a disappointing loss to Wheat Ridge on Friday.

From the start it seemed that the Wheat Ridge game was only a hiccup.  Littleton showed excellent ball control and was able to keep the ball on the attacking side of the field through the whole 1st half.  Repelling sparse attacks from the Golden strikers with a solid back line.

The first goal came quickly in the first half off the boot of Sophomore Striker Sarah Gray.  This was followed by many close misses on goal as LHS bombarded the goal keeper with shot after shot.

“We were able to be really dangerous going forward, but we need to work on creating more chances up top and finishing them all,” said Gray.

LHS got another opportunity on goal again when Junior Forward Maddie Fuchs was slide tackled in the penalty box.  This allowed Senior Elizabeth Sanson to take a penalty kick which was just barely stopped by the Golden keeper.  Even though the penalty didn’t go in, the constant offensive pressure eventually gave in; Sophomore Forward Sarah Payson scored the second goal of the night sending the ball far into the back of the net.  At half time LHS had a solid lead and had controlled the game so well it seemed Sophomore Goalkeeper Lily Jensen would not get to touch the ball at all.

After half time, Golden opened open up with a fierce run, but was soon demoralized by how the LHS defense was able to craftily turn over Golden possessions.  After that, it was much of the same from the first half.  LHS controlled the ball for the majority of the match, but had trouble turning possession on Golden’s half into goals.  Yet, Sophomore Katie Puchino was able to polish off one more goal resulting in the final score of 3-0.

This match certainly showed what Girls Soccer is capable of this year.  The team worked cohesively and was able to demonstrate professionalism on the field.  This could lead to subsequent league wins and possibilities at a play off bid.

“The team is like a family, we all work so hard for one another,” said Gray, “I think we will be able to go far this season because of it.”

Make sure to be there on Thursday Evening when Littleton goes against League rival Evergreen.  The support would be highly appreciated.

Freshman Emma Slankovick sends the fall down the field.

Freshman Emma Slankovick sends the fall down the field.

Sophomore Katie Puchino leads an attack with Golden in pursuit.

Sophomore Katie Puchino leads an attack with Golden in pursuit.

Littleton lines up for a shot on goal.

Littleton lines up for a shot on goal.

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