LHS boys, girls earn wins on pitch

Written by Casey Kellas, The Observer September 03, 2012 10:56 am

PAYETTE, Idaho — The La Grande girls soccer team started the 2012 season off with a boom, routing Payette 10-0 in a non-league contest Saturday.

Jasmine Smith had three goals, Hailey White and Ally Tsiatsos both added two, and Kayla Rasmussen, Auslin McDaniel and Sarah Rasmussen each scored one goal.

“It was a convincing win, but it was more than that,” coach Sam Brown said.

“It was an opportunity to work on some things.”

Brown said the Lady Tigers possessed the ball nearly 60 percent of the game.

Payette managed just one shot on goal.

LHS will return to the pitch Thursday when it hosts Pendleton at 4 p.m.

Boys start off with win

The LHS boys soccer team got off on the right foot with a 5-2 victory over Payette Saturday.

Tyson Conrad scored the first two goals for the Tigers, which led 2-1 at halftime.

Then after Payette tied the game early in the second half, Josh Ebel scored twice and Blaine Kreutz capped off the scoring.

Ebel and Kreutz each had one assist as well.

“Everybody really stepped up. It was a great team effort,” coach Wade Wright said.

La Grande will travel to
Pendleton Thursday for a
4:30 p.m. game.