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Updated: 12/11/2013 08:00:03AM

Stingy Lady Highlanders snag key district win

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Anna Gilbert of Lake Wales takes a fall as Auburndale's Karlee Thompson and Lake Wales' Amanda Robillard battle for control of the ball at Thursday's match in Lake Wales. The Highlanders scored the only goal of the game to win over Auburndale; 1-0.


PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Players and spectators alike were surprised by water sprinklers which started automatically about 20 minutes into the first half of Thursday's match at Legion Field. It was turned off about four minutes later and did not negatively impact the field or the game.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Highlander Emmalee Richards (in white) guards the ball with her feet as Bloodhound Karlee Thompson tries to swoop in for a steal at Thursday's home game for Lake Wales against Auburndale.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Highlander Emmalee Richards (in white) slides in to save the ball from going out of bounds and to move it away from pursuing Bloodhound Karlee Thompson, approaching from her left. Lake Wales kept the Bloodhounds at bay and won their match with a single goal for a final score of 1-0.

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Since it’s fast approaching the holiday season, the Lake Wales girls varsity soccer team might want to think about adopting the Grinch as its new mascot.

That’s because a stingy defense which hasn’t allowed a goal since Nov. 14 has helped the Lady Highlanders to an 8-2-2 mark so far this season.

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