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MHS girls soccer beats Junction City, 10-0, in season opener

By Maria McIlwain

The Manhattan girls’ soccer season got off on the right foot on Thursday, beating Junction City, 10-0.

The junior class led the scoring effort, recording all but one goal. Addy Stone led the way with three goals and an assist.

“Putting three goals in the back of the net is good,” head coach Mike Sanchez said. “Hopeully, we’ll continue to see that from her.”

Sadie Samenus, Tessa Irvine and Cailey Perkins each scored two goals, while sophomore Makael Whipple added one. Perkins and Maddie Mahun also had two assists, while Irvine and Jordan Stegeman each picked up one.

Despite the offensive dominance, Sanchez said his team got off to a slow start, leading 4-0 at halftime.

“We kind of wanted to see how they would play, how they would defend us,” he said.

Sanchez he knows there will be several tough opponents ahead. That starts after spring break, with the Indians’ home opener against Blue Valley West at 2 p.m. on March 25. Blue Valley West finished second in Class 6A last year.

“We’ve still got a ways to go, but it was a good opener,” he said.









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