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L&C Kickers Sweep Southeastern Iowa

Article by: Nathan Woodside, the Telegraph,

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Lewis and Clark Community College soccer teams were in an Iowa frame of mind Saturday. Playing at Southeastern Community College, the Trailblazers swept the Blackhawks. The L&C women won 8-0 and the men won the nightcap 3-2.

The L&C women ran their record to 4-2 with an 8-0 victory, while the men’s team won 3-2 to run their record to 3-2 on the season.

Women’s Game

The LC women led 3-0 then broke the game open with five more goals in the second half.

Boitumelo Rabale scored the Trailblazers’ first four goals and finished the game with five. Overall, she has scored 11 goals on the season to go with four assists.

Rabale scored in the seventh minute from an assist by Emma Lucas. That was followed by a goal in the 16th minute assisted by Jocelyn Wagner. She scored again with 7:38 remaining in the half from another assist by Lucas.

After halftime, Rabale went back to work. She made it 4-0 just 41 seconds into the half from a Lucas assist.

Candice Parziani took a cross from Ella Kiely in the 56th minute to make it 5-0.

Then came another goal from Rabale with 17:01 left, assisted again by Lucas, who got in on the scoring three minutes later with an unassisted goal on a corner kick. Payton finished the scoring with 8:43 remaining.

L&C outshot Southeastern 18-9 and had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. Trailblazers goalie Mercedes King and Sabrina Burns shared the shutout.

The L&C women will be back in action at 4 p.m. Monday at home against first-year Region 24 team Wabash Valley CC of Mount Carmel.

Men’s Game

Reshaun Walkes scored the game-winner for the Trailblazers in the 82nd minute off an assist from Victor Strandahl.

It was the third consecutive victory for L&C, which started the season 0-2 with losses to Marshalltown, Iowa and Iowa Lakes.

The Trailblazers fell behind 2-1 early in the second half, but a goal from Tony Bodum, assisted by Walkes, tied the score 2-2 in the 65th minute, setting up Walkes’ game-winning heroics.

Southeastern took an early lead when Soane Deminguet scored in the 14th minute, but Walkes scored from a Matt Viera assist in the 25th minute to make it 1-1 at halftime.

The Trailblazers will be off until Friday when they play host to Crowder College at 4 p.m.

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