The Lady Pioneer Soccer team put one across the goal line in the last seconds of overtime to beat the Lansing Lions 2-1.
The first half was a battle, with Lansing coming up on the lead by a Julia Mullins Goal at 15 Minutes left in the first half. At halftime, Lansing leads 1-0. The second half again was a battle. Both teams played hard and wanted the local bragging rights. But Leavenworth scored with 17:30 to go in the second half; Assist was Sadie Dipman and Goal Abby Martin. At the end of regulation, the game was still tied 1-1. The game went into the first overtime and, again, a battle; neither side wanted to give the game up. Literally, at the buzzer, the corner from Audry Barnes hit off a Lansing defender trying to clear the ball, and the ball deflected into the opponent’s goals, giving Leavenworth the win in overtime.
Coach Ruff said, “I was proud of the girls. This program has changed since I been here. We expect to win games and not just show up. That was evident in the overtime and how our girls kept pushing the pace and pinning Lansing back, adding pressure. I am just proud of them. I saw what we worked on the first three weeks coming out in our play, and that is all you can ask of your players. A shut out to the Lansing squad, they came to play and battled 90 minutes. Proud of that bunch too.”