Bysted's hat trick helps keep Parker soccer undefeated

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Gazette Staff
April 4, 2008
— Kelsey Bysted’s hat trick highlighted a nonconference win Thursday night for Janesville Parker High School’s girls soccer team.

The Vikings scored four goals in the second half en route to the 5-0 shutout of Lodi. Parker (2-0) has outscored its opponents 12-0 in two games.

“It was another solid team effort for us,” Parker coach Matt Beisser said. “Kelsey did the leg work to get a couple of the goals, but Ashleigh (Busfield) really did a great job of getting her the ball.

“This was probably the coldest and rainiest game I have ever been involved in,’’ he said. “We made the adjustments, though, and really dominated the whole game.”

Bysted, the school’s single-season all-time scoring leader, got the only goal of the first half on an assist from Nicole Strieker. Junior Catie O’Leary made it 2-0 early in the second half as the Vikings pushed the lead to 4-0 within the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Busfield, a senior, scored Parker’s fourth goal, and Bysted completed her hat trick with a goal at the 52-minute mark off an assist from O’Leary.

Parker goalie Sam Anacker needed to make only three saves to earn the shutout.

Parker hosts Columbus today in a nonconference game.


Lodi 0 0—0

Janesville Parker 1 4—5

First Half

JP—Kelsey Bysted (Nicole Strieker), 22:00.

Second Half

JP—Catie O’Leary (Ashleigh Busfield), 44:00. JP—Bysted (Bridgette Kortyna), 46:00. J P—Busfield (Strieker), 49:00. JP—Bysted (O’Leary), 52:00.

Saves—Lodi 26, Sam Anacker (JP) 3.

Junior varsity—Parker 5, Lodi 1.

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