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updated: 4/11/2013 10:46 PM

Lake Park rolls past Addison Trail

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By Chris Walker
Daily Herald Correspondent

Addison Trail has seen enough of Lake Park.

The Lancers put on a scoring clinic on Thursday night, manhandling the Blazers 9-1.

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The outcome was to be expected as the game was played on the coattails of Saturday's girls soccer match between the two squads, which the Lancers also won 9-1.

Obviously, there was a little bit of déjà vu experienced by both squads with the only real difference being the venue. Lake Park hosted the Blazers on Saturday and were scheduled to do so again on Thursday, but the game was moved to Addison because of the wet conditions and the availability of an artificial surface at Addison Trail.

"I was really proud of our effort and how we came in and played at a high rate," Lake Park coach Chris Fruehling said. "The girls continue to work hard to try and get to that next level."

Sophomore Lexi Ruffolo, who didn't take long to show she belonged on varsity last spring, scored a personal-best 4 goals to lead the Lancers. She scored 9 goals last spring while tallying 8 assists.

"She's a tremendous competitor and a great person," Fruehling said. "She's the one that will always work 110 percent, and for her to be able to finish the ones she had tonight was great. It was a great night for her."

Lake Park (6-4-1) wasted little time in burying the Blazers, scoring four times less than midway through the first half before Addison Trail found the back of the net. Senior Devin Fruzyna scored to put the Blazers on the scoreboard, but the Lancers answered with three straight goals, including Ruffolo's third of the night and then one from Rachel Garippo with under two minutes before halftime to take a 7-1 lead.

"We're kind of excited for games like this," Garippo said. "I don't want to say we're 10 times better than them, but we know we can do better against them. So we went out and prepared and trained as if it was a higher-level game."

Ruffolo's fourth and final goal with 32:10 left in the second half induced the mercy rule and the amount of time left in the game was chopped in half to 16 minutes.

Megan Lindbert scored a pair of goals for the winners, included the final tally of the night seconds before the buzzer sounded, while Caitlyn Ryba and Lauren Bolnius also scored.

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