By JEREMY McGUIRE
HAYS, Kan.-Head Coach Silas Hibbs wanted his Hays High girls soccer team to score some goals in the opening round of the 5A State Soccer Tournament and score they did in a 3-0 win over Salina Central. It took the Lady Indians a while to get on the board in the first half. The freshman combination of Kamree Leiker and Caroline Robben provided the first goal for Hays as Leiker chased a ball down the right side of the field and found Robben who punched it in to give the Lady Indians the 1-0 lead in the 36th minute. That would be the only score of the first half and proved to be the game winner.
Robben would strike again in the 67th minute for a 2-0 advantage for the Lady Indians. Kallie Leiker would add the final goal of the night off an assist from Robben for the eventual 3-0 tally. Hays High showed their depth as they controlled the ball throughout the match and really wore Salina Central out down the stretch.
The Lady Indians improve to 11-1-5 on the season and will travel to Valley Center on Thursday to face the Hornets who were 2-0 winners over Wichita Northwest on Tuesday. Game time in Valley Center is set for 6pm.
SILAS HIBBS INTERVIEW