The Dodge City Lady Demons soccer team needed to defeat Hays to tie for first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings. The Lady Demons came out with a fire quickly in the game but the momentum shifted and they could not recover. Hays kept its top seat beating Dodge City 6-2.
Dodge City scored the first goal in a matter of seconds. It looked like the Lady Demons were going to run away with it. After a Lady Indian solid defensive stand the momentum shifted. With 27 minutes left in the first half Hays freshman Brooke Russell earned a penalty kick. As it landed near the goal junior Taylor Herman headed it to junior Michele Linville who bicycle kicked it into the right corner of the Dodge City goal. Teamwork landed Hays a tying goal 1-1.
Thirty seconds later Hays junior Bree Kiser breezes through an open lane to the Dodge City goal and tips it past a diving Lady Demon goalie. Hays was ahead 2-1 but the Lady Indian first half scoring crusade was not done. Herman earned another goal with eight minutes left in the first half.
Both defenses locked down and kept the score 3-1 as Hays headed into halftime with the lead.
Dodge City tried to make adjustments during the break and it only succeeded in giving the Lady Demons a single goal.
Hays was on fire. Kiser broke free three minutes into the second half and took the goalkeeper out of the equation as she tipped it in for the Lady Indians fourth goal. There was no stopping them and they earned their top seat in the WAC after a tough and physical battle 6-2.