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Panther soccer shocks the world (and Dodge City)
Mayra Ramirez 7
Great Bend's Mayra Ramirez (7).

DODGE CITY – Seventeen days after getting routed 6-1 by Dodge City, Great Bend’s girls soccer team proved anything is possible.

The Panthers hit the road and upset the Red Demons 2-1 Thursday for their first Western Athletic Conference soccer victory in their final league game. Panthers Yulisa Valdez and Cutlali Sanchez converted first-half goals. Dodge City (3-10, 1-5 WAC) earned a second-half goal by Alisia Solis.

Great Bend’s defense did the rest.

“We played as a team and talked to each other,” said Great Bend coach Margarita Ayala. “We passed the ball and worked together. We stay positive as coaches. We haven’t changed a thing for the girls.”

Great Bend (2-9, 1-7 WAC) plays Hays-Thomas More Prep on Senior Night Monday.  


Garden City 5-0-1 8-1-3

Hays High 4-0-2 9-1-2

Liberal 3-2-1 5-5-1

Dodge City 1-5 3-10

Great Bend 1-7 2-9

MONDAY—Hays High 4, Great Bend 0

TUESDAY—Garden City 1, Dodge City 0

THURSDAY—Hays 5, Hays-TMP 0; Great Bend 2, Dodge City 1