Lady Lions Fall To Ledgers

The Lomira girls soccer team continued its conference season on April 26, falling to Saint Mary’s Springs 3-0. The Ledgers wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as they took a 1-0 lead within the first five minutes of the match.
Lomira head coach Ian Larson said letting up a goal that early into the match played a significant role in the end outcome. “I feel like it would have been a completely different game if we didn’t allow them to score so early,” he said. “I thought we could have played a lot better than we did.” The Ledgers added a goal in the 38th minute to take a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.  sp2
Despite game temperatures dipping into the mid-30s, Larson said he felt the conditions did not play a role in his team’s loss. “I don’t feel like the weather really played a factor for us,” he said. “Most of our games have been in cold, crummy weather.” Although his team was not able to get on the scoreboard, Larson added that he still took away some positives from the match, but knows there are still improvements to be made. “I was impressed with our defense’s offside trap,” he said. “Bottom line, we need to work and [we need to] put in the work on and off the field.
Play our game and no one else’s.” Another goal in the second half for SMS secured the shutout for the Ledgers, who currently sit at fourth place in the conference. With the loss, the Lady Lions fall to the bottom half of the Flyway.
Lomira traveled to University School on Monday, May 2 and was defeated 5- 1. With seven matches remaining on the schedule, Larson said the expectations remain the same they Lady Lions Fall To Ledgers have been all year despite the team’s recent struggles. “My expectations are always high, so I expect them to win games and play beautiful football,” he said. “Also, to make a run in the playoffs.” As the team looks to position itself for a higher seed in the upcoming playoffs, Larson said it will take his team rallying together to reach that goal. “I love my team and they are a great bunch of girls,” he said. “I feel like there is a great amount of potential and they just have to believe that like I do.” Lomira has a busy week ahead as the Lions will travel to Lourdes Academy (May 5), North Fond du Lac (May 9) and will host Winnebago Lutheran on May 10.



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