Lee’s 2 goals propel WCHS girls to fourth straight victory

GARNER – Peaking at just the right time, the Webster City girls’ soccer team will take a four-match winning streak into the postseason.

Last night’s victory may have been the sweetest of all during this late run.

Looking for redemption after a pair of earlier losses to Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, the Lynx went to their most prolific goal scorer Jesse Lee and she got the job done in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

Lee scored both goals and upped her already single-season school record total to 26. She ranks fifth in Class 1A.

“The girls have come together at the right time and hopefully we can make a run in the (postseason),” WCHS head coach Paul Baedke said. “They’ve all seemed to figure out what they need to do to make the team a success.”

Lee’s first goal came off a punt that turned into an assist for Lynx goalkeeper Maia Jaycox in the 12th minute.

Lee upped the WCHS (8-8) lead to 2-0 in the 47th minute off an assist from Kennedy Daniels. The Cardinals (5-8) closed the gap to 2-1 in the 67th minute.

“We had the wind in the first half and controlled the match,” Baedke said. “They had it in the second half and they threw everything they had at us, but our defense stood up.”

G-H/V owned a 12-7 shots on goal advantage. Jaycox finished with 11 saves.

WCHS will travel to Humboldt on Tuesday for a Class 1A Region 3 quarterfinal against the Wildcats at 6 p.m. The Lynx beat Humboldt 2-1 last week in the only meeting of the season.