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Lander girls bombard two opponents on soccer field

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

Ella Walsh pulled off a second-half hat trick to pace the Tiger effort

on Saturday.

The Lander Valley High School girls moved to 10-1 on the soccer season with a weekend shutout of Torrington and Douglas.

The Tigers blistered Torrington's goal keeper on Friday with 22 shots on goal and an additional eight corner kicks. The Tigers rolled to a 6-0 win over the Trailblazers in their only conference game of the weekend.

Saturday, the Tigers rolled over Douglas 5-0.

Ella Walsh pulled off a second-half hat trick to pace the Tiger effort.

Tiger goalie Ashlynn Schamber was perfect on the defensive end stopping all four of Torrington's goal attempts.

Audrya Tarango tallied two of Lander's first three goals. Tarango broke the ice at the 34:01 mark of the opening period to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead at the half.

The game started slowly for Lander, but it didn't end that way, with five unanswered goals in the second half.

Walsh hit a shot four minutes into the second half, followed by Tarango's second goal just over a minute later.

Walsh tallied another goal 12 minutes into the half followed by a score by Rachel Troxel two minutes later and the route was on.

Walsh's final goal came at 42:21.

On Saturday, the Tigers once again controlled the game from start to finish, hammering the Bearcat goal with 51 shot attempts.

In contrast, Lander's defense held Douglas to a stingy three shots on goal.

It was another slow start Saturday, with the Tigers taking 25 minutes before Lyndsey Crane found Taylor Meeks open for the game's first score. Crane tallied a second assist 13 minutes later with a pass to Tarango.

Meeks and Troxel each scored in the second half to blow the game open 4-0.

Welsh scored the final goal of the contest 18 minutes into the second half bringing the final score to 5-0.

Lander entertains Powell this Friday, then hosts Cody on Saturday.

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