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Laker women drop two games to nationally-ranked teams

September 10, 2012
Estherville Daily News

Iowa Western 3,

Iowa Lakes 1

The Iowa Lakes Community College women's soccer team lost a pair of road games this weekend against The Iowa Western Reivers and Laramie County Community College. Both teams are ranked in the NJCAA polls at 4 and 18 respectively.

"Iowa Western is very good and we simply were not ready for the pressure they applied to us most of the game," said Iowa Lakes coach Ammon Bennett. "We panicked a lot and made several passing and moving errors and against a quality opponent in Western. When you do this you're not going to have a great deal of success.

"We had some moments and missed a couple of times on some decent scoring opportunities and eventually scored on a set piece to end the game 3-1," he continued. "The good news in we see a lot of room for improvement and look forward to playing them again on Oct. 3 in Spencer."

Laramie County 2,

Iowa Lakes 1

The Lakers lost their second game in as many days as they fell to 18th ranked Laramie County 2-1.

"I thought we competed a bit better today but still made the same types of errors as we did yesterday," said Bennett. "Laramie is a quality team but when you make simple errors and let the other team dominate the play your going to find yourself playing from behind.

"We were down 1-0 at half time and came out in the second half moving and possessing the ball better, which resulted in a good goal by Brooke Saxton off of a cross from Lizzy Rasmussen," he continued. "We were able to create more offensive movement and possess the ball better, unfortunately we gave up a return goal less than two minutes later and this proved to be the game winner.

"Hopefully we can fix a few things going into the game against Century College Tuesday."

Laker men shut out

Iowa Western 2, Iowa Lakes 0

Iowa Lakes Community College faced off against the Reivers of Iowa Western this past weekend falling 2-0 in regulation.

"We fought hard but just couldn't seem to find the back of the net," said Iowa Lakes coach Ammon Bennett. "We at times did some good things but all too often made mistakes that led directly to goal scoring opportunities. Down 1-0 at halftime we made some changes and it seemed to help and we had a few chances but a lack of creativity in the middle third and final thirds of the field absolutely killed us"

Barton 3, Iowa Lakes 0

The Lakers lost their second game in as many days against Barton County Community College in Council Bluffs Saturday.

"We really played better and moved the ball better," said Bennett. " But a mental error in the defense allowed a soft goal late in the first half and this seemed to take all of the wind out of our sales. Hopefully we can bounce back against Century College this Tuesday."



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