It was a hot homecoming afternoon as the Larks women’s soccer team took the field against Oklahoma Wesleyan reserves. The Larks got off to a fast start and did not look back, winning 3-0. It took Hesston College just four minutes to get onto the score sheet. Alicia Ramirez jumped on a mistake from the outside back and took the ball into the box and was fouled. Miho Okuda stepped up to take the penalty and was able to power it through for the Larks first of the day.
The second goal was a wonder-strike from Taylar Clark in the 33rd minute. She took the ball on the left side, turned and hit a rocket from 30 yards to beat the keeper high on the near side.
Just six minutes later, Faith Manickam got her first goal of the year and the Larks put the game away for good. After a Hesston corner kick was cleared, the ball came back into the box from Marianna Martinez to Jenna Boller, she turned and played the ball to Faith who finished in traffic right in front of the goal. “Taylar’s strike was a beautiful goal,” said Head Coach Bryan Kehr, “and it was good to see Faith get on the scoreboard.”
The win takes Hesston’s record to 7-4. “The team came out with a good intensity. Our passing and possession was improved,” said Kehr.
The Larks face Northwest Kansas Tech at home on Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. and then host Hutchinson Community College on Saturday night at 7 p.m.