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Weekly Sports Update — Week 5

Girls Tennis

The Lady Lancers started off this week winning their matches against Shawnee Mission Northwest on Monday. Northwest finished second in the Sunflower League this year, so this was an important win for the team.
“Northwest has has a very strong team this year. We’re just a notch better,” Coach Chipman said. 
 Tuesday was the Sunflower League meet held at East’s home courts at Harmon Park. Although the Lady Lancers didn’t sweep the meet as they have in years past, they were still able to come out on top. Freshman Elizabeth Barnickel came up big, filling in for senior Mimi Fotopoulos, who suffered an injury to her thumb in a practice session over the weekend. The team finished out their week on Wednesday beating Sion 8-1, and are off until Tuesday, when they play Shawnee Mission North.

Girls Golf

East placed third in their tournament at Overland Park Golf Club. The format of the tournament was different than previous tournaments this season. The varsity was made up of three teams (two played best ball, two played a scramble and two played alternate shot). Blue Valley North and Saint Thomas Aquinas beat out the Lancers.
The team will continue their Sunflower League tournaments (second leg) on Monday at Lawrence Country Club. The team is then scheduled to compete in the third leg on Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Golf Club.

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer have continued their undefeated season and now stand at 9-0. Last Thursday, the Lancers took on red-hot Lawrence High on the road, and beat them 1-0 in a physical game. Junior Austin Wilcox had the only goal of the match. In their next match, the Lancers pounded on the Leavenworth Pioneers, conquering them 10-0. Last, the boys took on Olathe North on Thursday night.

Olathe North got a quick goal on the Lancers in the first half, but were able to fight back and tie it up with a goal from junior Tyler Rathbun. The game was taken into a golden goal style of overtime. Junior Jack Sernett had a header deflected by the goalkeeper and sophomore Noah Eidemiller was there to put it away, giving the Lancers a 2-1 win and keeping the undefeated season alive. The Lancer’s schedule will only get harder towards the end of the season, and it should be interesting to see how the young team will perform.


Girls Volleyball

This week the Lancers took down Shawnee Mission South 25-12 and 25-17, and had a close game against Olathe South, 25-20, 17-25, 25-23. In the end of the third game, the girls came back with a huge six-point run and defeated the Falcons. This week’s win leaves the Lady Lancers at a 11-1 record, and solidifies the girls’ conference title. Next week is a home game and the team’s last conference game against Lawrence High.

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Matt Hanson

Matt is a senior and the Head Copy Editor for print. He enjoys the KU Jayhawks, basketball and the Breakfast Club. Read Full »

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