The Edmond Sun
The Edmond North Lady Husky soccer team (6-2, No. 4) took a 7-0 win from visiting Lawton Eisenhower Thursday night.
North sunk their first goal of the night seven minutes into the game after pounding the box for four consecutive corners and three shots.
Junior forward Kayci Kersten found the net off a rebounded shot from Courtney Dike. Then after a long span of possession-oriented play and shooting Shanna Rolfs found the net again for the Lady Huskies to put them up 2-0 in the 32nd minute. The third goal of the first half came four minutes later off a shot by sophomore midfielder Sarah Robin. North had six corners and 21 shots in the first half and entered halftime up 3-0.
Only 2 minutes into the second half, senior midfielder Zellie Garman put a shot between the posts to make it 4-0 on a ball laid back perfectly by Dike. It was four minutes later when Dike got on the board with a goal of her own off a cross by Kersten. Senior forward Jessie West got in the scoring column three minutes later. To wrap up the scoring for North, junior defender Abbey Bright made a run into the box on the backside receiving a ball from Dike. North finished with 37 shots (20 on goal), seven corners and a clean sheet defensively.
“We came out the first half very flat and lethargic, just all-around slow,” North head coach Meagan Anderson said. “The attention to detail was not clean and crisp. There was a lack of intensity in that first half.”
Anderson challenged her team during the break to find the intensity they lacked in the first half. And the Lady Huskies responded, putting up four goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half solely as a result of the change in demeanor, the coach said.
“I told the girls after the game, that is what we are going to have to do day in and day out if we want to continue on the path of satisfying our goal of a state championship,” she said. “Every game in district is as important as the other. We have three district games next week so we will see what we are made of a week from now.”