(Cover photo credit: Samantha Stallings)
In a game that was called before the official clock ran out, the Eastern High School Eagles (5-6) shut out the Seneca Redhawks (3-10) on their home field Thursday evening, 10-0.
The momentum was all Eastern as the Eagles scored their first goal in the opening 10 minutes of the game to take the lead to 1-0. The Eagles were awarded two corners within 40 seconds of each other before Maya Pierce scored the second goal with 14:49 left in the first half. They never looked back from there.
Teammate Anna Applegate scored the third goal of the game with 11:25 on the clock, still in the first half, to increase the Eagles’ lead to 3-0. The team then scored six more goals, two by Leah Cummings, to push ahead 9-0 at half. Their last goal of the night came at the 22:30 mark by Katie Mallory. It was the 10-0 score to win in a game that was shortened due to the KHSAA mercy rule.
“It was really good that a lot of girls got the opportunity (to play) tonight that don’t always get a lot of playing time and to score,” said Carrie Carden, Eastern head coach. “It was really a team effort and a team win. I was really proud of the way we played.”
The next game for the Eagles will be a home game on Sept. 27 against Manual. The Redhawks will play on Sept. 26 at Mercy Academy.