TENNERTON - Buckhannon-Upshur quickly fired out of the gates Tuesday night, hammering six goals in the first 13 minutes and cruising to a comfortable 8-0 shutout over Liberty in Big 10 Conference action.
The early onslaught included five goals in a five-minute span.
"We played really well tonight. Those first 15 minutes were like a clinic," Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Tom Hasbrouck said. "We did a nice job of moving the ball and making the right decisions with it."
Because of heavy rain earlier in the day, the game was moved to Freal Red Crites Field. The Lady Bucs adapted nicely on the turf as Hannah Stankus connected for an early goal, with an assist from Taylor Starkey.
At the 9:00 mark, the Lady Bucs scored a goal a minute for the next five minutes. Brooklyn Waddell hit the first goal of her hat trick, followed by a goal from Lauren Cvechko off a corner kick. Godwin added a quick score and Waddell her second from Jessica Feronti. Cvechko later closed the scoring barrage with an unassisted goal.
"It used to bother me when we would have to move the games onto the turf," Hasbrouck said. "With this group, it doesn't really bother me."
Waddell completed her hat trick later in the first half off another Stankus pass. Godwin closed the evening's scoring in the second half, intercepting a Lady Mountaineer pass and scoring unassisted.
B-U (14-1) will travel to Grafton on Thursday.
Morgantown 4, EHS 0
MORGANTOWN - The Elkins High School girls soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 1 Morgantown Tuesday night in non-conference action at Pony Lewis Field.
The Lady Mohigans, who remained unbeaten with a 16-0-1 mark, led 2-0 at the half.
"We tried to slow the game down tonight," Elkins coach Scott Cutright said. "I thought we played well in the first half, but made some mistakes in the second half and Morgantown took advantage of it."
Elkins will travel to Buckhannon-Upshur on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. matchup.
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B-U 7, Liberty 1
TENNERTON - Buckhannon-Upshur posted a 7-1 victory over Liberty Tuesday night in Big 10 Conference action.
It was a breakout night for freshman Marcus Lofton, who tallied his first career hat trick.
Coach Mike Donato's Bucs scored four goals in the first half to build a comfortable lead. B-U led in shots on goal (14-2) and corner kicks (9-1).
"Tonight was another game of smart, aggressive play," Donato said. "No matter who we were playing, our flow and tempo never slowed down."
The Bucs improve to 9-6 on the campaign and will travel to Grafton Thursday night.
Morgantown 6, EHS 0
MORGANTOWN - Morgantown defeated Elkins 6-0 Tuesday in non-conference action at Pony Lewis Field.
The Mohigans (10-5-1) outshot Elkins 13-8 in the contest.
Tyler Gray had six keeper saves in goal, while Walter King had one save for the Tigers (7-6-2).
"The speed of their passes made us make a few mistakes, but this game was closer than the score indicated," Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. "We played hard, but we were a step too slow to take advantage of our opportunities. We hope to learn from this as we move forward to play Buckhannon-Upshur next week."
Elkins will visit Buckhannon-Upshur Tuesday.