Lee leaves lasting legacy on Senior Night

WEBSTER CITY – There were times on Monday when Jesse Lee simply couldn’t hide her frustration as Aplington-Parkersburg defenders swarmed her whenever the ball came within reach of her skilled right foot.

All of that frustration was released last night.

A night after being shutout for just the fourth time this season, Lee turned in her fifth multiple-goal match on Tuesday in Webster City’s 4-0 rout of Boone on the pitch at Lynx Field.

As the only senior on the Webster City roster, it was fitting for Lee to explode, on Senior Night, no less.

“She certainly went out with a bang,” WCHS head coach Paul Baedke said of Lee’s effort. “She’s been frustrated because teams have been marking her, but this team didn’t do that and she tore them up.”

It was Lee’s second hat trick this spring – she also notched four goals in a 6-0 thumping of Collins-Maxwell-Baxter earlier this month – and it upped her goals total to 18, good for seventh in Class 1A.

Lee’s third goal, which came less than eight minutes into the match, gave her the program’s single-season record for goals. She leapt over Kelsey Brown, which held the previous mark of 16, set in 2009.

Her first goal came just 1:12 into the bout off a throw in, and she scored again with 36:07 remaining in the half.

Up 3-0 midway through the second half, Lee got free again on a breakaway and punched her fourth goal into the net with 17:08 remaining.

Molly Gilbert, Jenna Arbaugh, Sarah Paukert and Ashley Dilley collected the assists for WCHS (4-8).

The Lynx defense limited Boone (1-11) to just six shots on goal, and sophomore keeper Maia Jaycox was there to stop them all. She recorded her third shutout of the spring.

WCHS will head out on the road on Friday to face Humboldt at 5:30 p.m.