The Detroit Lakes girls soccer team raised its unbeaten streak to eight games Tuesday night with an 8-0 victory over Crookston at the Rotary Fields.
“It was a pretty nice victory,” said head coach Dave Carter. “The girls were really passing well and had some great combination moves.”
Six different Laker players got in on the scoring action, including a couple of defenders.
Eighth grader Anna Payne scored in the first minute and a half to put DL on the scoreboard, with an assist from Halle Jordan.
Lindsey Dorff scored three and a half minutes later, with an assist from Jade Olson, and Payne scored again at nine minutes in with an assist from Addie Kay Johnson.
Hailiegh Wenger scored what Carter termed “a really nice goal” at the 18-minute mark, as she came up the back side and “blasted one through,” he said.
Olson was credited with her second assist of the game on the play.
Defender Lindsey Heinecke also had a nice goal from behind the 18 a couple of minutes later, Carter added.
With the game comfortably in hand, several JV players were given playing minutes.
“The JV got a good run-out last night, because we had the game sewn up,” Carter said.
Payton Carlblom took over for regular goalie Kathryn Foltz in the second half.
Eighth grader Lauren Tschider started off the second half scoring at the 47th minute, and Johnson scored seven minutes later to put the Lakers up 7-0.
“That was a rocket shot,” Carter said of Johnson’s goal.
In the waning minutes of the game, Payne scored her third goal of the evening to put the final score at 8-0. Foltz was credited with the assist.
“The play was very good last night, really fluid,” Carter said. “The girls took their opportunities and scored when they could. It was just a great game.”
Since losing their first game of the season, in which they gave up five goals, the Lakers have only allowed four goals in the last seven games, while scoring 29 goals themselves.
“We are scoring very well,” Carter said, “and we’re not giving up very many goals.”
The scoring has also been quite balanced, he added, with “different people scoring almost every game.
So far, he added, “it’s been an excellent season for the girls. They’re in a good place, and if they keep focused and continue to play like this, good things are going to continue to happen for them.”
But the team has some big games coming up, starting with a Thursday visit to Moorhead.
“Then it’ll be East Grand Forks coming to see us next Tuesday, and one final showdown against Bemidji (on Oct. 3),” Carter said. “Those are the three big games we have left.”
Though Saturday’s game at Little Falls will be “very competitive,” he added, “there won’t be quite so much riding on the line.”
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