The Madison Southern girls soccer team remained undefeated, picking up a 9-0 victory Thursday night at Somerset.
Southern (4-0) led 2-0 at halftime, before exploding for seven goals in the second half.
“We were not playing up to our potential,” Southern coach Katy Cress said of the first half. “We had plenty of shots, but we couldn’t finish on anything.”
Annie Ware scored both goals in the first half for Southern.
In the second half, the Lady Eagles got going, scoring one goal after another to put the game away.
“In the second half we settled down, we were making smarter passes and keeping the ball on the ground,” Cress said. “Somerset has a small field and we weren’t using that to our advantage. We got it together in the second half and turned things on.”
Karrigan Moberly scored two goals for Southern.
Dakota Gadd. McKenzie Bicknell, Chesney Sipple, Mikki Clark and Rachel Ramey each added a goal for the Lady Eagles.
Goalkeeper Kristyn Murphy picked up her third shutout of the season.
Southern opens district play at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Model Laboratory.
Central improves to 3-0
The Madison Central girls soccer team defeated Southwestern 4-1 Thursday night on the road to remain undefeated on the season.
Central (3-0) took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
Kennedy Harden scored the first goal, converting on a shot from 18 yards out.
Abby Helwig added the second goal off a cross and Taylor Sterling picked up the third score.
LeeAnne Ogle added a goal in the second half.
“We controlled most of the game, we had a lot of possession,” Central coach Chris Dunham said. “We had a lot of opportunities on goal.”
Central plays at 6 p.m. Monday at home against South Laurel, before the Lady Indians open district play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Berea.
Berea moves to 6-0
The Berea Community girls soccer team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 6-0 win over Estill County Thursday at home.
Tonya Renzenbrink had three goals and Taylor Powell added two goals for the Lady Pirates.
Renzenbrink scored both of Berea’s first-half goals. The senior scored off a corner from Sydney Sandefur five minutes into the game, then scored off a Powell assist with 23 minutes left before the half.
Sarah Fossett headed in a corner kick from Sandefur early in the second half. Powell scored on an assist from Renzenbrink just 30 seconds later.
With 11 minutes left, Renzenbrink scored again off a feed from Powell.
Berea is set to return to action Monday at home against Garrard County.