The Amherst/Iola-Scandinavia girls’ soccer team recently completed its fifth and most successful season.
After five weeks of practice, the season began April 20 with a triangular in West Salem, where the Lady ThunderFalcons posted a 2-1 mark. Since then, the team compiled a record of 11-6-1 record. The Lady ThunderFalcons outscored their opponents 40-18, shut out seven teams and never lost more than one game in a row.
“The prospects for 2014 are looking very bright,” coach Bill Spees said. “The defense is led by our lone senior, center defender (sweeper) Marie Lieggi, along with support from defenders Morgan Glodowski and Alex Steinert and goalkeeper Katie Makovec. The midfield has been played strong by Morgen Spees, Kayla Literski, Sam Chesmore and Ashley Henke, along with support from their outside wingers, Mack Dahms, Miranda Henke, Gabby Heiman and Mikayla Moore. At forward we have had solid play from Emma Barnes, Mariah Wall and Leah Olmsted.”
Spees scored 20 of the team’s 40 goals, while Barnes added eight. Spees also received the team’s MVP award for the third year in a row.