April 1, 2021
RIVERSIDE: The Huskies of Centennial – always a tough Big 8 league matchup – came to town Thursday night and they found a MLK team hungry and waiting.
The scoring came relatively quickly, in the 17th minutes, when Kaylee Hauck received a crisp pass from Kyra Murphy. Hauck beat her defender and only had the keeper to beat, which she did, putting it past a diving keeper into the net.
King transitioned quickly from defense to a solid attack throughout the game. The Wolves’ mid fielders were able to control large portions of the game and helped create the offense.
The freshmen in King uniforms continue to shine as they have all season, as Addysin McMahon fed Hauck again in front of the net which Hauck converted for the second and last goal of the game that King would win, 2-0, this despite an aggressive attack by the Huskies early in the second half.
King’s defense held, notching their fourth shutout of the season.
“After a couple seasons of losing to Centennial,” Hauck said, “it was the best feeling to finally beat them with two goals to nothing.”
Coach Dave Smith was pleased, noting, “It was another great team effort by the girls. They were tested throughout the game and succeeded on every level. I am very proud of how well the girls are playing and more so how well they have quickly becoming a team given all the uncertainty COVID has created.”
King is earning valuable experience each game. “There will be some key league games where we will be missing players and need others to step up for them” Smith said. “My goal is to try and prepare them as best as possible.”
At 4-0 on the season, indications are that Smith is doing just that.