Osage girls win trio of games after break

Osage’s Josie Versleus winds up to take a shot against Stover.

Osage’s Josie Versleus winds up to take a shot against Stover. Photo by Alison Schneider.

The second season for Osage girls soccer is off to a fine start as the ladies resumed play after spring break by winning at Stover, Laquey and Fatima last week.

At Stover on March 26, the Indian strikers won 3-1 over the Bulldogs.

Stover scored first in the match, but senior Summer Dean took a pass from Josie Verslues and tied it up with just under eleven minutes left in the first half.

In the second half, Verslues scored on a shot from 18 yards out off an Emily Stafford pass to go up 2-1. Dean scored again on a Tara Allman assist late in the game to lock up the victory.

“The second half was much better for us and after several close attempts we were able to score,” said Osage coach Brandon Randall.

The JV squad played its first game of the season at Stover and won 2-0. Both goals were made by Shelby Vandonsel with assists by Mandee Reahr and Hannah Bashore.

On Thursday, the ladies were at Laquey and brought home a 6-0 victory.

Summer Dean scored the first of four goals on the night just four minutes into play. Destiny McMurray and Josie Verslues picked up the other two goals for the Indians, and Dean, Verslues, Daisy Ralston and Megan Atkin all picked up assists.

Kristina Ziegler and Vanessa Weber shared time as goalkeeper for the third shutout of the season.

Finishing the week at Fatima put another win on the board as the ladies defeated the Comets 3-1.

They took an early lead off a Verslues goal in the tenth minute of play. Fatima answered with a goal of their own to tie it up. Summer Dean found the back of the net off a pass from Dee Lewin that gave the Indians a 2-1 lead going into the half.

Eight minutes into the second half, freshman Hannah Bashore connected off a Dean pass, icing the game for the Indians with a 3-1 lead.

Ziegler served as goalkeeper and had four saves on the night.

The Indians stand at 5-1 on the season.

The JV squad blanked the Comets off goals by Shelby Vandonsel and Mandee Reahr. Vanessa Webber was in the goal collecting two saves for the game.

“Things are starting to look very good for the Lady Indians,” said Randall. “We get better every game.”

The girls were on the road Tuesday in Fulton and will play at home against Dixon on Monday.

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