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Girls’ soccer: Douglas finds its offense in win over Galena

by Joey Crandall, Sports Editor

Fred Schmidt has just been waiting for his offense to show up through three preseason games and one regular season match.

He didn’t have to wait long Friday afternoon.

After the Galena girls’ soccer team scored in the fourth minute, Douglas’ Christina Bradshaw brought the ball down to the baseline before playing it into the middle to Krysten Bartshe, who fired it past the Grizzlies’ goalie for her first goal of the season, starting 4-2 route of Galena at Douglas High in Northern 4A action.

“It was a good breakout game for the offense,” Schmidt said. “It was nice to see them putting some shots in the net.”

Midway through the half, Bartshe returned the favor for Bradshaw, sending a pass up front.

The pass put Bradshaw one-on-one with Galena’s last defender. Bradshaw then beat the defender to the left, drew the goalie out and slid it by her right to put Douglas on top 2-1.

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Galena tied the game up early in the second half, but Douglas again answered as sophomore midfielder Morgan LeFever scored her first goal of the season with on Bartshe’s second assist of the game.

Jessica Maule sent a ball up the middle with three minutes left in the game to break Bradshaw and Courtney Lenhart free behind the Galena defense.

Bradshaw was able to get a touch on the ball, directing across the goal line for the game’s final goal.

Lorelei Gettman, subbing for Hillary Winans who was sick, made three saves and played a solid game in net for the Tigers.

Douglas will look to continue its offensive success Saturday as it plays host to North Valleys at 1 p.m.

– Joey Crandall can be reached at jcrandall@recordcourier.com or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.