DuBOIS — The DuBois girls soccer team kept coming up with ways to get the ball to the net on Monday afternoon against Punxsutawney.
In all, the Lady Beavers ended the night with 39 shots on goal while only giving up two shots at the other end in a 10-0 blowout win over the Lady Chucks at the DuBois Middle School field.
With the win, DuBois improved to 3-1 on the young season. The Lady Beavers defeated Derry, 6-0, at the Indiana Tournament, beat Bradford last week and got their third win on Monday. The only loss came against Indiana in their own tournament championship game.
“We had a plan that we wanted to keep our shape going up the field,” said DuBois coach David Martin. “It was hard to get into a rhythm, but we were happy. The girls were happy that they were able to concentrate on their passing lanes.”
DuBois probably couldn’t have been any more impressive in the first couple minutes as their first three shots resulted all in goals against Punxsy goalkeeper Brianna Thomas.
Felicity Enseki took the first goal in just 1:11 into the game as she dribbled through traffic and let go of a shot at the right wing.
It didn’t take long to put the second goal on the board as 14 second later, Maddison King buried the econd goal of the game around a defender on the left side to give DuBois a 2-0 lead.
Only 38 seconds later, Brianna Nelson joined the party as the ball tipped the hands of Thomas, but trickled past the white goal line for the third goal on the third shot.
A couple Lady Beavers also hit posts in the next few minutes before Reese Sayers put in another goal at the 11:16 mark.
Sayers got the ball from midfielder Caitlin Drahushak on a long pass, and Sayers outran the Lady Chuck defense and booted the ball into the net.
King put in a second goal just over a minute later after the Sayers goal to put DuBois up 5-0.
The Lady Beavers’ Charlie Renwick, Isabella Beers and Lilly Zimmerman all scored goals before halftime, giving DuBois an 8-0 lead. Drahushak was credited with her second assist of the game on Renwick’s goal, while Kiara Tretheway got the assist on Beers’ goal.
DuBois played mostly back-ups for much of the second half as there was a running clock with PIAA’s Mercy Rule in effect.
After getting a 24-1 shot advantage in the first half, the Lady Beavers continued that dominance in the second half with a 15-1 difference. Emily Cherubini and Gabby Snyder combined for two saves in goal for DuBois.
Riley West picked up the first goal of the second half at 53:37, while Tretheway ended the scoring for the game with a goal on a cross pass from Madison Donahue to set the final.
“I’m just happy with the girls,” said Martin. “They didn’t have a J.V. team and it was nice to get some (younger) girls some playing time. I was happy with the communication and I was happy with the movement. I’m happy with a lot of things today.”
The Lady Beavers will now have a big test on their hands as they travel to Altoona on Wednesday evening.