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Lindbergh girls kicking shutouts at opponents; soccer team allows just two goals in five games


April 13, 2005 - Smart, relentless defense has been the cornerstone of the Lindbergh High girls' soccer team this year.

The Flyers (4-1, 2-0 Suburban West) have allowed just two goals in five games played, and three of Lindbergh's four wins have been shutout affairs.

"We seem to be moving in the right direction," head coach Mark Giesing told the Call. "Offensively speaking, we're getting a lot of opportunities from all around the field. I also think that our defense is holding up really well."

Last Saturday, the Flyers traveled to Sedalia to give Smith Cotton a 5-0 loss. Lindbergh jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half of play and tacked on two goals in the second half for the lopsided win.

"We went over there with the hopes of maintaining possession of the ball and that's what we did," Giesing said. "I think that the defense is playing some really smart soccer right now."

Lindbergh's Aimee Ubriaco stole the show with a four-goal effort in the Flyers win over Smith Cotton. The freshman forward has 10 goals and one assist for 21 points.

"She is just turning into a topnotch striker for us," Giesing said. "She's a relentless worker that's patient with the ball. "

Freshman midfielder Tristan Stolz also scored for the Flyers, recording her first goal of the 2005 campaign.

"Tristan's coming along real nicely," Giesing said. "She's another one of those freshmen that are out there contributing."

Junior goalkeeper Haley Fox recorded her third shutout of the season. She carries a record of 4-1 overall with a 0.41 goals-against average.

"Haley's having a really nice season," Giesing said. "She's been really aggressive in the box and has been a big plus for us."

Lindbergh is back in action at 5 p.m. Thursday as it plays host to Northwest in a Suburban West Conference contest.

"With the change of conferences, they are now a conference foe for us," Giesing said. "The key for us is to really use the field and spread their defense."

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