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Kingman Bulldog soccer chomps Lee Williams

Kingman’s Manny Tadeo rushes ahead of Lee Williams defenders Brandon Sahawneh (13) and Michael Mendola (12) during the Bulldogs’ win Monday at LWHS, 4-1. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

Kingman’s Manny Tadeo rushes ahead of Lee Williams defenders Brandon Sahawneh (13) and Michael Mendola (12) during the Bulldogs’ win Monday at LWHS, 4-1. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

KINGMAN - Chandler Baca scored two goals, and Manuel Tadeo and Jay McNiven each had one as Kingman High got past Lee Williams Monday in a non-section match at LWHS, 4-1.

"We had a great match," said KHS boys soccer coach Kevin Wilkerson. "We worked well together as a team."

Kingman (8-5 Division II) kept Lee Williams (4-5 D-III) on its heels throughout the first half as Tadeo challenged the Vols' defensive line relentlessly. Lee Williams managed to get its only goal in the 34th minute with a score by Travis Keefe on a penalty kick.

"We were lucky to convert the PK to keep us alive," said LWHS boys soccer coach Ray Tapia. "Up to that point we hadn't been playing our game of working through the pitch with a combination of fundamentally sound passes and runs off the ball."

The Vols perked up in the second half and went toe-to-toe with the Bulldogs for 35 minutes. It wasn't until five minutes remained in the match when Kingman added its final two tallies.

Lee Williams' sophomore keeper Colin McMullen finished with 17 saves. The Vols got their offense going and challenged Bulldog senior keeper Eric Venenga in the second half but came away empty.

Both teams will miss the postseason, and Kingman wraps up its season against No. 21 Mohave (7-2-1) at 6 p.m. today in Bullhead City.

"We are ready for our very last game of the season against Mohave," Wilkerson said. "That'll be a highlight for us to win that game."

Lee Williams hosted MALC (0-6-1) Tuesday. Results were not available by deadline. The Vols end their season against Odyssey at 6 p.m. Thursday at LWHS.

WRESTLING: Volunteers escape Shadow Ridge, 41-30

Lee Williams trailed 30-29 with two individual matches remaining when Phil Rebai at 220 pounds and Kip Penny at 285 each won by pin to give the Vols a 41-30 win over Shadow Ridge Monday in Surprise.

Rebai made it a 35-30 match when he pinned Ryan Aguilar in 1 minute, 27 seconds. Penny waited until late in the third period to pin Kaliq Anderson at 5:42.

Zoey Proffitt (113), Nick Verville (126), Trevor Shaffer (145) and Tiberius Williams (170) each won by pin for Lee Williams (9-12). Zach Sanchez (120) won by technical fall (20-1) over Zach Lopez.

Lee Williams and Kingman High wrestle at the Colorado River Region championships at 2 p.m. today at River Valley High in Mohave Valley.

GIRLS SOCCER: Northwest humbles Lee Williams, 10-0

Northwest Christian (11-0) took control of the ball soon after the opening kickoff and scored within seconds of the first minute in Monday's match in Phoenix. The Crusaders did not let up until halftime en route to a 10-0 win over Lee Williams.

"The reason Northwest is ranked No. 2 in our division was evident," said LWHS girls soccer coach Tom Poole. "We've endured some tough losses in our first-ever varsity season, but this one just stung. Nonetheless, I am very proud of the ladies."

Lee Williams (1-7 D-III) wraps up the regular season hosting Odyssey at 4 p.m. Thursday.