Lady Dragons avenge earlier loss to Bethany; next: vs. Andrean, 2 p.m. Saturday at Westview
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Lilly Hines had two goals and two assists, and Emma Dunlap and Bella Stults also scored as the Argos girls soccer team avenged a regular season loss to Bethany Christian and defeated the Lady Bruins 4-1 in a Class 1A regional semifinal Thursday.
No. 17 Argos improved to 9-6-3 and will next play No. 7 Andrean in the regional final at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westview.
Bethany Christian finished 8-10-1.
Bethany had topped Argos 1-0 in their regular season meeting at Argos on Oct. 1, but Dunlap ended any chances at another shutout when she took a quick shot off a corner out of the air and scored in the 19th minute.
Four minutes later, Stults took a through pass from Hines and put a shot over Bethany goalkeeper Grace Triplett to make it 2-0.
The lead stayed 2-0 at halftime before Hines extended it to 3-0 in the 48th minute with a quick shot to the far corner. Stults provided the assist.
Hines scored an unassisted goal in the 62nd minute to make it 4-0.
Freshman Elishaba Sanchez scored less than a minute later for Bethany.
Argos had a 23-3 advantage in shots on goal. Alydia Leed had two saves in goal for the Lady Dragons.