Wilmington and Washington Senior battled to a scoreless tie in the second half of Thursday’s South Central Ohio League girls soccer match at Alumni Field.
Fortunately for the Lady Hurricane, they didn’t need any more goals.
Drezden Beam and Savannah Morgan both had hat tricks in the first half as Wilmington dominated Washington 6-0.
“We played good team soccer tonight,” said WHS coach Kerry Lewis. “Our combination play and movement off the ball was better. The girls did a much better job keeping the ball on the ground and playing to feet. As a result we were up 5-0 after just 16 minutes of play.”
Lewis said defender Bri Gilbert played her best game of the season. Midfielder Ashlyn Carey had two assists.
WHS goalkeeper Lyla Self “had a strong performance defending our net,” said Lewis.
Cami Barton, Lady ’Cane midfielder, executed corner kicks “to perfection” creating the space for Morgan on the back post to convert the header. Lewis said Wilmington’s conversion rate on corner kicks continued to be a strength of the team, thanks in part to Drezden Beam, who “consistently serves a quality ball putting her teammates in position to be successful.”
Wilmington is now 7-2-1 in the SCOL and 8-3-1 overall. On Monday, WHS will host Lynchburg (8-1-1) 5:30 p.m. Monday.