Manhattan blanks Great Bend

Manhattan Lady Indian #7 Simija “Rose” Ried challenges Great Bend Lady Panther # 7 Mayra Ramirez in the second half. The Manhattan Lady Indians defeated the Great Bend Lady Panthers by a score of 7 to 0 in a soccer match held at Cavanaugh Field in Great Bend on 5 20190506, 2019. (Photo: Joey Bahr,
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GREAT BEND, Kan. The Manhattan Lady Indians buried the Great Bend Lady Panthers with seven goals to seal a shutout win, 7-0.

The two varsity teams met as the first game of the evening instead of the junior varsity due to the threat of severe weather.

Eleven minutes into the game, Manhattan's Faith Beyer sent a pass to Ella Ruliffson who found the back of the net.

Seven minutes later, Lady Indian Jordan Stegemen scored an unassisted goal.

The game settled down for the rest of the half.

Five minutes after the break, Ella Ruliffson found the back of the net again. Faith Beyer provided the assist again.

Four minutes later, Sam Grynkiewicz passed the ball to a waiting Maeve Tanona who put home Manhattan's fourth goal of the game.

With twenty-nine minutes to go in the game, Ainslie Markle found a ball at her feet from a corner kick. Markle put it home for goal number five.

Manhattan attacked several more times in the half. It was not until 12 minutes left in the game that they found the back of the net. Reagen Geisbrecht scored the goal off of a rebound.

About five minutes later, Geisbrecht challenged Great Bend Goal Keeper Casandra Enriquez. The two collided. Geisbrecht earned the foul and a penalty kick. She also came up injured on the play and was helped off the field.

The penalty kick went to Izzie Williams who buried it in the net.

Manhattan finished the game with a clean sheet on their end of the field.