BOYS SOCCER: No. 14 Lynx unload after break, rip Cadets

ALDEN – The 14th-ranked (Class 2A) Webster City boys’ soccer team put on an offensive clinic in the second half here Friday night during its fifth consecutive victory.

Staked to a 1-0 lead as the second half started, the Lynx owned the ball and reeled off four more goals over the final 40 minutes to dispose of the Iowa Falls-Alden, 5-0.

“It was simple; we kept the ball on the ground and passed around them,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin, who picked up his 50th career victory on the Lynx sideline, said of the second-half explosion. “The first 25 minutes we just put it on them.”

Landon Daniels put WCHS (13-3) – winners of 10 out of 11 – ahead to stay on a penalty-kick goal in the seventh minute. Demar Lemus bookended it with another PK goal with just two minutes remaining.

Jose Cruz, Esler Mejia and Brandon Jessen found the back of the net in the second half to bust the match open. Zach Scott and Seth Crouthamel came up with the assists.

Jessen’s goal may have been costly, however. The veteran senior injured his ankle on the play and Signorin says his status is questionable going into this week.

“He’s hobbling around on it a little bit now, so hopefully he’ll be able to make it back by Thursday, or maybe we’ll just hold him out until the postseason,”?Signorin said.

WCHS outshot the Cadets 19-6, including 15-4 on frame. IF-A got just one shot off in the second half.

The Lynx will face a stern test today when they go on the road to take on No. 7 (1A) Clear Lake. The two teams played to a 0-0 tie through 100 minutes before WCHS won in a penalty-kick shootout last week.