Courtney White scored four goals to lead the George Rogers Clark girls soccer team to an 11-1 rout of Pendleton County Wednesday night at the Cardinal Soccer Complex.
White scored two of Clark’s first three goals and totaled three in the opening half as the hosts raced out to a 7-0 advantage.
Clark coach Jessica Laswell was pleased with her team’s offensive production in the easy win.
“We liked how the scoring was spread out among quite a few girls on the team,” she said. “We had a lot of contributors. We set the tone early with some very nice finishes.”
White opened Clark’s scoring with a goal at 2:55, followed by Cora Kerber (3:31), White (4:36), Catie Curren (5:58), Brooke Abner (19:20) and White (29:23). Felicia Pasley rounded out Clark’s scoring in the first half with a score at 39:40.
In the second half, Hayley Thornberry opened the half with a goal at 44:02, followed by Brooke Cantrell (48:38) and Chelsea Scobee (52:17). White put the finishing touches on the decisive rout with a goal at 78:28. Thornberry, Jillian Gallenstein and Curren each had an assist.
Cathryn Banker had a save in the first half, while Chassidy Keaton scooped up a couple of balls in the final half.
Pendleton connected on its only score at 45:01 on a goal by Erin Fitzgerald.
Laswell said the win, the team’s second of the season, will prove to be beneficial.
“Pendleton also had a beautiful goal and exposed our defense on a few occasions, so (there) are definitely things we need to work out,” Laswell said. “We are starting to string together some nice pieces and working well together. If we can continue to build on this (win), we’ll only get better.”
Next game: Wednesday, 6 p.m. at Paris
Boys soccer: Cards tie Lafayette
The George Rogers Clark boys soccer team came away with a 1-1 tie in a contest against Lafayette Wednesday night in Lexington.
Clark, which lost to Western Hills 3-1 on Tuesday night, upped its record to 1-2-1 on the season and handed the Generals their first tie of the season.
Clark coach Ian Collins said his team’s performance “was night and day” when compared to their outing against the Wolverines earlier this week.
“It was a great response after a poor performance and I thought we were unlucky not to win,” he said. “We will build from this point.”
Nick Sladic connected on Clark’s only goal when he found the net on a header during a free kick. Wilson Martin provided the assist on Martin’s goal.
Chandler Gaunce collected two saves for Clark.