GRC girls soccer downs Great Crossing 10-1

Published 9:38 am Wednesday, August 21, 2019

By Roman West

Sun Sports Editor

George Rogers Clark High School’s girl’s soccer team defeated Great Crossing Monday night, 10-1.

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GRC’s pace and depth proved to be too much for Great Crossing. The Cardinals were able to take a 3-0 lead within the first 15 minutes of the game, allowing head coach Matthew Abner to sub out his starters and let the bench play.

The transition from first team to second team was nearly seamless, rotating girls in and out to capture a 7-0 lead by halftime.

The mass subs aren’t something Abner will do all season, but he was glad he was able to in this game.

“It was just the matchup, we got up 7-0 so I was able to,” Abner said. “I was able to push our girls who don’t get a lot of playing time to set in to earn more.”

A scoring barrage led to Caitlin Bowling, Ciana Araya, Allie Bush and Shelby Vaughn each scoring one goal to go along with Leslie Hernandez and Delaney Manning each scoring three. Manning added one assist, Vaughn added two and Bush added three. Julia Pohl also had an assist for GRC.

Not only was the GRC offense firing on all cylinders, scoring 10 goals with 28 shots on goal, their defense stood up to the test as well.

They allowed only four shots on goal all game, and starting goalkeeper, Carrie Stevens, didn’t allow a goal during her time.

The team was well-disciplined, only committing one foul and no offsides penalties.