Girl’s soccer upends Dayton 12-0
The beginning of blowout weekend started with the girls soccer team upending Dayton, 12-0 on Friday afternoon.
It took them no time at all to get on the board, with sophomore Camille Gannam scoring the first two goals within the first 10 minutes of play.
“All my nonstarters started the first half of the game and they did very well,” coach Kyle Adams said.
The only wrinkle came from a penalty kick, but the ball sailed high over Truckee defenders and the net.
Truckee then had a penalty kick but that failed as well.
Not that it affected the outcome at all. Junior Rachel Theis chipped a shot in to make the score 3-0. Sophomore Jenna Lowrance followed that act with a goal six minutes later. That was followed by a score from senior captain Kristine Trudeau at the end of the first half to make the score, 5-0.
“We outrun a lot of our opponents,” said senior Kelsey Fisher. “We’re normally a second-half team.”
And a second half team they proved to be.
The running caught up with Dayton, playing with only one bench player, and it turned into another bang’em up second half.
Trudeau immediately got into the action with two goals within the first five minutes of the half to make the score 7-0. More than 10 minutes later, sophomore Kaitlin Malone knocked a ball in, immediately followed by another goal from senior Michelle Austin.
They didn’t score for almost another 20 minutes when Austin, with less than five minutes to go, took an open shot. She was followed with two goals by junior goalie Emily Griesmer, who was relieved of her goalie duties for the day and had been put on the front line.
The Wolverines began to pass the ball and opt not to run up the score as the minutes turned into seconds and Truckee walked off the field with a 12-0 victory.
“The play in general was very nice, but there was nothing cheap,” coach Kyle Adams said. “They earned their win today.”
Senior Natalie Milligan scored her first goal this year in the Dayton game.
“It was exciting because I normally play defense so and I don’t get many chances,” Milligan said.
But what about the game against North Tahoe?
“I think we’re way ready for North Tahoe,” said Fisher. “(But) you can’t really judge yourself against a team like that.”
The Wolverines are gelling at the right time.
“The passing was all there – it was like everything finally came together,” sophomore Kaitlin Malone said. “Other games, we’d be doing good on shooting or doing good on passing but today I thought all around everything looked really good.”
Wednesday, they play rival North Tahoe in Truckee in Surprise Stadium.
“Nothing can really compare to Wednesday,” Fisher said. “We’re going to do really well on Wednesday. We’re going to kick butt.”
“I thought this was a great game to lead into it (against N. Tahoe),” Malone said.