Sophomore Allison Shubert recorded two goals and an assist and the Indians’ defense preserved a shutout as the Hays High girls soccer team notched a 4-0 victory over Great Bend on Monday at Hays High Field.
Shubert assisted on the Indians’ first goal and helped finish off the Panthers with two goals in the last nine minutes of the game.
“I thought Allison did a fantastic job,” Hays High coach Silas Hibbs said. “She’s so fast and so dangerous. She finally had it click this game, which was good to see for her.”
The Indians (8-1-2) struck first when junior Isabel Robben scored off an assist from Shubert with 10:11 in the first half.
Freshman Caroline Robben then connected off a rebound to put the Indians up 2-0 with 5:11 left before halftime.
Shubert found the back of the net with nine minutes left in the game, scoring off a cross from freshman Madelyn Martin. Shubert then capped things off by converting a penalty kick with 4:16 left.
Hibbs said other standout performances included solid games by Caroline Robben and freshman Taleia McCrae. He also credit the defense for keeping the shutout in tact.
“I was definitely pleased that we kept the shutout,” Hibbs said. “The defense did a good job keeping Great Bend off the board. The wind was stiff. Sometimes when you play with the wind it’s a little bit tricky to settle down and get some touches.”
Hibbs said his players again showed the ability to adapt in different positions.
“We had a bunch of girls in different positions again, which was nice to see some things,” Hibbs said. “Definitely happy with the win, but also definitely also a lot of room for improvement.”
The Indians will play Thomas More Prep-Marian at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex.