BUCKHANNON - Buckhannon-Upshur's girls turned in another dominant performance Thursday night, rolling to a 10-0 victory over Lincoln in Big 10 Conference action.
Five different Lady Bucs tallied goals and six different players recorded assists in what was another very balanced attack.
"I thought we played well overall, and did a good job of moving the ball," Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Tom Hasbrouck said. "We were getting better angles and we had kids stepping up and forcing the play a little more aggressively. When we have Emily (Godwin), Haley (Ware) and Lauren (Cvechko) controlling the middle of the field, we are pretty good."
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Ferguson
Lincoln goalie Emily Knight dives for a loose ball as teammates Breanna Parsons, left, and Lindsey Garbart close in along with Buckhannon-Upshur’s Brooklyn Waddell Thursday in the Lady Bucs’ 10-0 win.
Brooklyn Waddell scored the game's first goal, her first of three on the evening. Hannah Stankus joined her with a hat trick, while Emily Godwin enjoyed another multi-goal night with a pair of scores. Lexi Greene and Lindsey Beets scored single goals to round out the scoring.
Freshman Taylor Starkey led the passing side, chalking up three first half assists as the Lady Bucs pushed to a 6-0 lead at intermission. Godwin and Beets each posted two assists, with Jessica Feronti and Cassie Benson collecting one each.
B-U led in shots goal 26-2 and held a 13-1 edge in corner kicks. Lincoln's Emily Knight collected nine saves in goal, while teammate Sarah Martin had seven.
"I really want to give Lincoln credit," Hasbrouck said. "They never quit at any time. No matter what the score, they kept playing with a lot of effort and they were very physical for the entire game."
Buckhannon-Upshur (6-1, 3-0 Big 10) will return to action Saturday at home against Hampshire.
B-U 7, Lincoln 0
BUCKHANNON - Buckhannon-Upshur got its offense in high gear Thursday night, pounding out a convincing 7-0 win over Lincoln in high school boys soccer action.
Three different Bucs had multi-goal nights and Buckhannon-Upshur played its second game in a row without head coach Mike Donato, who is serving a suspension for a red card last weekend.
Assistant coach, and former collegiate star Becca Davis led the sideline and was pleased with the effort.
"The goals we had were off some good combinations, runs and crosses," Davis said. "Josh (Tenney) controlled the midfield and had some nice goals. Trey (Short) created a lot of opportunities and got on the end of a couple and finished them."
Jordan Thomas got the Bucs on the board in the game's fourth minute, putting in a rebound with Marty Eliot getting the assist. Short scored nine minutes later, deflecting a shot off a Cougar defender.
Freshman Matt McCoy scored his first of two goals in the 27th minute, deflecting in a Short cross with a one-touch finish. Tenney's first goal came just one minute later off another Short assist. McCoy's second goal closed the first half.
Holding a 5-0 halftime lead, B-U added two second half goals. Short's second goal of the night was a header off a cross from Justin Walton. Tenney's second goal closed the evening's scoring, a tally off a through ball from Eliot, his second assist on the night.
Buckhannon-Upshur led in shots on goal 20-3. Cougar goalkeeper Nick Haldwin collected 13 saves. B-U's Cam Blake had two saves, while starter Chris Orwig grabbing one.
B-U (4-3) will remain home on Saturday, hosting regional opponent Hampshire.