Lady Buffs soccer rebounds




After a disappointing shutout loss to Hays High Monday, the Lady Buffs were on the road to face off against the Wichita West Lady Pioneers Tuesday at the Wichita North Cup. The results were more favorable for the Lady Buffs as they won 5-0 compared to the loss to Hays High, 4-0.

Head coach Joaquin Padilla said he felt it was just a matter of how his team played.

"(Tuesday), we played the way we should have played (Monday)," Padilla said. "(Monday), we weren't able to do the certain things we like to do."

The Lady Buffs got on the board first with a goal by Megan Martinez in the 13th minute of the first half. The Lady Buffs scored two more goals in the first half to bring the halftime score to 3-0. The first of the two was in the 34th minute by Evelyn Rodriguez, with Martinez adding another goal just three minutes later.

The Lady Buffs had 21 shots on goal while the Lady Pioneers had three. Lady Buffs keeper, Ashlee Richman, had two saves while her counterpart from Wichita West, Makayla Klein, had 13 of her own.

Martinez would again score in the 64th minute in the second half on an assist from teammate Maria Rodriguez. Rodriguez would score, as well, in the 65th minute on a penalty kick.

Padilla said one of the reasons for the win was that they scored first,

"We were able to get on the scoreboard first and get the pressure on them" Padilla said.

He also stated that his team's play needs to become steady.

"We have to be consistent. We cant lose one, win one — we're looking for consistency from everybody" Padilla said, "We just need to be consistent game after game after game."

The Lady Buffs have a chance to be consistent with their winning when they play Liberal in the semifinals of the cup at 5 p.m. Thursday at Buffalo Stadium.

Boys Golf

Garden City High School's boys golf team shot rounds of 341 and 317 on Thursday at the Newton/Hesston Invitational 36-hole golf tournament.

The first 18 holes were played at the difficult Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton where the Buffs' scores soared.

Taylor Larsen had the low round there with an 82 while Connor Schultz was next with an 85. Logan Durst and Tucker Schiffelbein had 87s while Austin Swender and Lucas Gross had non-counting scores of 94 and 106.

In the afternoon round at the Hesston Golf Park, Larsen followed with a 78 for a total of 160. Schiffelbein lowered his score to a 78 and Swender improved 15 shots to a 79. Schultz had an 82, Durst an 83 and Gross an 89.

Complete team scores and placements were not available from tournament officials, according to GCHS head coach Walker Frey.

After the morning round, Maize South had the lead at 291 while Andover was next with a 310. Wichita Collegiate at 312, Buhler Maroon at 314 and Valley Center at 315 rounded out the top five teams at the halfway point. There were 13 teams competing and the Buffs stood in 10th after the opening 18 holes.

The team travels to Liberal on Tuesday for its final regular season.

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