GIRLS SOCCER: Lee piles up four goals, Lynx end four-match slide

MAXWELL – A first-half hat trick simply wasn’t good enough for Webster City senior Jesse Lee here last night.

And it took her just 15 seconds to add to her already large haul.

Lee was a woman among girls, as she scored four goals and assisted on another to power the Lynx to a 6-0 thumping of Collins-Maxwell-Baxter.

WCHS (4-6) ended a four-match slide, but more importantly got back to having fun on the pitch.

“The girls had a lot of fun … they were definitely enjoying playing soccer,” WCHS head coach Paul Baedke said. “They controlled (the ball) and passed it to their teammates really well.”

Nobody enjoyed the 80 minutes more than Lee, who ran her season goals total to 13, which puts her in a tie for ninth in the state’s smallest classification.

Lee hammered the ball home off an assist from Sarah Paukert with 23:58 left in the first half to put the Lynx in front for good. She scored off her own rebound with 16:46 remaining in the opening half and again with 5:32 to go.

“Jesse pretty much had her way with them,” Baedke said.

Molly Gilbert’s fourth goal of the season, courtesy of a Lee assist in the 24th minute, was part of the Lynx 4-0 halftime lead.

Lee took the opening possession of the second half right down the field for her fourth goal off another Paukert assist to up the edge to 5-0.

Paukert completed the rout with her second goal of the season in the 49th minute.

WCHS out shot the Raiders, 22-4. Lynx goalkeeper Maia Jaycox collected four saves.

The Lynx will return home to take on Iowa Falls-Alden Friday evening at 6 p.m.