GREENFIELD — Savannah Morgan had a record-setting night Tuesday in Wilmington’s 12-3 win over McClain in South Central Ohio League girls soccer action.
Morgan scored a school-record seven goals, a total that not only gives her the WHS single game mark, but also the career goals record and career points record as well, according to WHS coach Kerry Lewis.
Morgan has 64 career goals and 154 career points, eclipsing Lauren Lewis’ mark of 59 goals and 144 points. Lewis graduated from WHS in 2012.
The single-game record of seven tops the previous record of five held by Drezden Beam in 2014 and Allison White in 2013, Lewis said.
“Savannah deserves all the accolades,” Lewis said. “She’s put the work in and has made significant improvement every year. Savannah is a complete player but she also will tell you she’s had great teammates along the way.”
Jordan Snarr also scored three goals for WHS while Katlyn Jamiel and Michelle Huffman had one goal each.
Assists went to Morgan, Autumn Housh (3), Bridgette Thompson (2), Katlyn Jamiel (2), Jasmine Jamiel (2), Huffman (2), Ashlyn Carey (1), Claire Greenlees (1) and Bradeanna Arehart (1).
McClain actually led the match 1-0 on a goal in the fifth minute but Wilmington took a 2-1 lead. The Lady Hurricane maintained a 4-3 advantage at halftime.
“We didn’t give enough respect to (McClain’s) star player senior Taylor Polley to begin the game,” Lewis said. “We talked about it but didn’t execute.”
Polley scored all three of the Lady Tigers goals in the match.
“Our defenders are all freshmen and sophomores,” said Lewis. “They learned and adjusted. Sophomore centerback Jenna Victor did a much better job shutting down Polley after the opening 20 minutes. We dominated play in the second half.”