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Hazen soccer beats Lindbergh, moves to top of league standings
Hazen beat Lindbergh 2-0 tonight to move to the league’s top spot with a 5-0 record, 9-5 overall.
“The way this team – emphasis TEAM – played tonight made me so proud. I’ll be honest, we’ve struggled at times this year,” said Hazen Head Coach Ken Matthews in a press release. “Every coach at any school will tell you how emotional it is to see a team come together. That’s how I feel right now.”
As usual, it wasn’t easy.
Hazen outshot Lindbergh 9-1 and had seven corners to none for the Eagles. Hazen has been working on challenging defenders with their attackers.
“Brianne (Hazen senior forward Brianne Sherin) is a threat every time she touches the ball and she got a lot of attention tonight,” said Matthews. “That helped us get some space against the multi defender Lindbergh set up likes to run.”
Junior midfielder Emma Lorrigan and Brook Swensen teamed up 35 minutes into the first half for a 1-0 half time lead. Swenson got a goal to go with her assist on a cross by Sophomore Defender Nicole Anderson with three minutes left in the game to secure the win.
Hazen played well in every area and all 18 roster players contributed, according to Matthews.
“Déjà vu all over again,” said Matthews. “We’re undefeated going into the last two games of the league season just like last year. It is all there for us again.”
Hazen plays Kennedy on Tuesday at Renton Memorial Stadium and at Tyee on Thursday to wrap up the regular season.