October 31, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 28

Memorable goal is highlight for ML's long soccer season

Laird’s free kick results in lone Cardinals’ goal in winless season

One goal does not a season make.

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Unless, however, that score comes in the final game of the season against the top team in the league and is the team’s first – and only – goal of the season.

That’s why junior Jessica Laird will likely tell her kids about the day her 25-yard free kick in the 45th minute ended a season of frustration for her soccer team that lost the game to Lakeside 9-1 and finished the year winless in eight games in the Northeast A League and 0-12 overall.

“Yeah, that was one of our highlights, they were pretty happy about that,” Cardinals’ head coach Zane Hig...

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