Squaws go on offense to blitz Railroaders 11-0
Bellmont scored early and often in a lopsided victory over Garrett in non-conference varsity soccer play Tuesday night, 11-0
Nearly three minutes into the game, BHS forward Taylor Kennedy scored a goal with the assist coming from Megan Schueler. This combination connected once again four minutes later for the Squaws second goal for a 2-0 edge and four minutes later Schueler scored a goal of her own to increase the lead to 3-0.
The next goal came exactly a minute later as Schueler scored her second goal of the night assisted by Kathy Jenkins. Five and a half minutes later, Andrea Fruchte scored an unassisted goal to up the Squaws lead to five goals. Soon after that, Kathy Jenkins got another goal, the assist this time going to Macy Burkholder. A minute later Sarah Gerke was assisted by Kylie Beery for a 7-0 lead.
The Squaws then went over 14 minutes without a goal. This drought was ended by a Taylor Kennedy assist to a cutting Andrea Fruchte for a goal. Then in the last two and a half minutes of the half, Kennedy scored her third goal of the game with Kathy Jenkins' third assist of the night.
The first half saw nine of Bellmont's 19 shots find the goal while none of Garrett's three shots got by goalkeeper Maci Bosch. In the game's opening half the ball was controlled heavily by Bellmont's three forwards of Kennedy, Jenkins, and Schueler. The Squaws went into halftime with a commanding 9-0 lead.
The second half began similar to the first half. Five minutes into play Kennedy scored her fourth and final goal of the night. With 26 minutes remaining in the game Bellmont's Natalie McConnell scored the game's final goal. The second half also saw the goalkeeping talents of Leah Smitly and Kathy Jenkins a both saw action and contributed to multiple key saves. Similar to the first half, the Squaws out-shot Garrett 11-3. Bellmont saw two of their shots score in comparison to Garrett's disparity.
After the game Bellmont's assistant coach Rich Skaggs said of the impressive perfomances of forwards Taylor Kennedy and Megan Schueler, "they both were outstanding with all of the goals they scored and they also had almost as many assists. They shared the ball very well and finished nicely."
The win improved the Squaws record to 7-2 on the season. Bellmont's next game will be this Thursday at Bellmont against another non-conference opponent, Jay County.