Lawrence High’s soccer team had to play hard for all 80 minutes in Tuesday’s much-needed home victory against Leavenworth.
Nearly 21 hours later, the Lions were back on their homefield, picking up a game against Olathe Northwest that was postponed earlier in the season.
The Lions started in a 1-0 deficit nine minutes into the first half, and they just didn’t have enough legs to mount a comeback, falling 4-0 on Wednesday.
LHS coach Joe Nemzer said he thought his team actually played tougher than it did Tuesday.
“It’s never easy playing back-to-back, especially in this conference,” Nemzer said.
Junior Hannah Kaloupek scored the first — technically, the second — goal for the Ravens, taking two touches on a through ball before slotting it into the back of the net past freshman keeper Alex Ewy.
LHS freshman Addison Campbell earned the only shot of the first half for the Lions (3-11), but the defense kept the Ravens out of the net for the rest of the half.
After halftime, the Ravens added goals at 36:14 and 24:06 to build their lead.
Ewy, who picked up the start after having a strong warmup before the game, made a couple of nice saves to prevent the Ravens from racking up more goals on their 22 shots.
Again the game was called off because of the weather. A side referee spotted lightning in the darkening sky, and both teams agreed to call the game with 14:40 left in the second half.
But this time, the final result will stand.
In the last game of the regular season, the Lions will travel to Topeka for a 6:15 p.m. match on Friday against Topeka High.