In a match against a district opponent, the Logan-Rogersville girls soccer team scored six goals in the first half on their way to defeating the Aurora Lady Houn’ Dawgs, 9-0 last Tuesday at home.
“Aurora is a district opponent, so that was a big win,” Rogersville coach Brett Wubbena said. “The wings hustled and we looked like a different team and were confident.”
Junor Taylor Overstreet and sophomore Sophia Nixon finished with a hat trick apiece and Nixon also assisted on two goals. Sophomore Lexie Vernon scored two goals and had two assists, Junior Grace Fielden scored the remaining goal and sophomore Courtney Fore finished with two assists.
Overstreet scored the first goal off an assist from Nixon just four minutes into the first half. Nixon added a goal of her own, assisted by sophomore Lexie Vernon, three minutes later.
Nixon hit the upper left corner of the net to score her second goal of the game on a penalty kick at the midway point of the half. Vernon put the Lady Wildcats on top 4-0 with her first goal.
“We have three attackers on top and we were trying to all work together,” Nixon said. “I try to clear my mind because it makes it more difficult when you think about it."
With 13 minutes left in the half, Nixon scored her third goal of the game on a breakaway. Overstreet dribbled around a defender and found the back of the net for her second goal to put the Lady Wildcats in the lead 6-0 at intermission.
“I think our last few games have been a little closer than we wanted them to be, so we wanted to come out with a bang against a district team,” Overstreet said, and then echoed Nixon’s theme. “I’ve been trying to work on not thinking so much and just shooting.”
Overstreet completed her hat trick at the start of the second half and Fielden scored minutes later to give the Lady Wildcats an 8-0 lead. Vernon scored her second goal to supply the match’s final margin.
“We passed really well. We get our split balls through really good and we have good placement down the field,” Vernon said. “We were able to space ourselves out and pass better and communicate better.”
“The three that scored the eight goals have struggled all year getting connected. Tonight, they were awesome,” Wubbena said. “Next week, we start picking it up again and hopefully we can compete.”
The Lady Cats next took part in last weekend’s Branson Invitational where, unfortunately, they weren’t able to maintain their offensive momentum. After squeeking past Marshfield 1-0 on penalty kicks in their Friday match, the Lady Cats fell to Branson, 3-0, and Webb City, 1-0, on Saturday.
The 2-2 ledger for the week gives the Lady Cats a 5-8 record for the season heading into the final two weeks of regular-season play. The Rogersville girls will be at home for a match with Greenwood Thursday afternoon before hitting the road again next Monday and Tuesday to face Marshfield and Springfield Central, respectively.