Comet girls top Northeast, fall to Regina


The West Liberty High School girls soccer team of coach Manuel Machado split the week, capturing a win over hosting Northeast 5-1 Tuesday, April 13, and falling to visiting Regina 8-0 on Friday.

The Comets drew first blood against the Rebels, as Sailor Hall found the back on the net just 6 minutes into the opening half. Nellie Stagg added a second score before the end of the half, as in the 24th minute she would score her first of two goals on the night to give the Comets a 2-0 advantage going into halftime.

The Rebels brought the game to within one score following a 59th minute goal to give them a chance at a comeback but Stagg captured her second goal in the 67th minute and Jessica Lopez-Martinez followed shortly after scoring two minutes later.

Kylie Struck capped the performance for the Comets when she scored in the 89th minute off the Stagg assist to close out the game with a 5-1 victory.

On Friday, the Comets hosted neighboring Iowa City Regina. The team struggled to get anything started offensively as Regina’s relentless attack put the visitors up 3-0 at half. Scoring from the Regals continued into the second half, adding five more goals and capturing the 8-0 victory.

The Comets, now 2-2, will head to Bellevue Friday to face Marquette after Monday’s meeting with West branch was postponed due to cold weather.