BROCKWAY — Sometimes it’s just your day, and that was the case for Brockway sophomore Chanell Britten on Thursday evening.
Britten scored all four goals for the Lady Rovers in a 4-0 shutout over Elk County Catholic at Frank Varischetti Field.
“I think this is a great team win,” said Brockway coach Jess Leadbetter. “Chanell had a great game, but it all starts from Mackenzie (Overbeck) having a great game in goal, and defense and midfield stepping up. We’ve been stressing communication, and I think they put it to the test today. They knew going in that Elk County Catholic was going to be a really tough team to play, and they were ready for it. They played as a team.”
The Lady Rovers wasted no time getting on the board as Britten scored just 21 seconds into the game. The ball was moved down the field and Britten was found in the middle of the field. Britten’s initial shot hit the left goalpost, but she still got her rebound and put it in the wide open goal for the first goal of the game.
It took just over three minutes to get Britten her second goal. The sophomore had two Lady Crusader defenders around her on the right wing, but Britten still somehow got a shot off. The ECC keeper was not able to handle the shot and the ball trickled into the goal, giving Brockway a 2-0 lead not even four minutes into the game.
Britten recorded the hat trick at the 20:38 mark of the first half, with the third coming on an assist from Morgan Lindemuth.
Lindemuth passed from left to right to find Britten for the 3-0 lead.
Britten also hit another post later in the first half that could have extended the Lady Rover lead by another goal.
Elk County Catholic had five shots in the first half, but Overbeck stopped all of them.
Britten notched her fourth goal of the game just over five minutes into the second half.
The sophomore raced down the field for the ball as ECC keeper Mackenzie Cashmer also closed in for the ball. Britten got to the ball first and kicked it to the back of the net before Cashmer could get a play on it.
Britten then played in the midfield for the rest of the game.
Brockway held a 14-7 advantage in shots for the game. After Britten’s eight shots recorded, Leah Lindemuth, Katie McMeekin and Emily Botwright all had two shots.
Maddie Kear and Maddie Sorg both had two shots for the Lady Crusaders.
Cashmer made seven saves in goal for ECC, while Overbeck stopped seven shots for the Lady Rovers.
Brockway is back in action on Tuesday on the road at Curwensville. Elk County Catholic travels to Brookville on Tuesday.