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Soccer Lady Bucs roll past Preston for 11th straight

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2012

Lady Buc Megan Williams, pictured above, shoots for an unassisted goal during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Preston. Williams’ goal provided the final score in a 9-1 B-U win.
Photo by BRIAN BERGSTROM/The Record Delta

TENNERTON — Hannah Stankus and Emily Godwin recorded hat tricks here Tuesday night to pace Buckhannon-Upshur’s Lady Bucs to a 9-1 romp over Preston’s Lady Knights.

The win was the 11th straight for coach Tom Hasbrouck’s Lady Bucs, improving their overall record to 12-1 and their Big Ten Conference ledger to 7-0 going into Thursday night’s road contest with North Marion’s Lady Huskies.

They will entertain Liberty’s Lady Mountaineers Tuesday and then travel to Grafton Thursday to face the Lady Bearcats.

The Lady Bucs wasted no time in getting the scoring started, lighting up the board three minutes into the game when Taylor Starkey crossed a ball from the left corner to Stankus for the goal.

Following a 17-minute lull, Lindsey Beets played an early through ball to Godwin, who tallied on a breakaway.

Three minutes later, Godwin nailed her second goal. Jessica Feronti played a ball to the corner to Stankus, who crossed it to Godwin for the shot.

Preston picked up its goal in the 27th minute of the first half, with Katelyn Sirbaugh corralling a ball that wasn’t cleared and rocketing a long shot from the left side over the keeper.

Stankus banged in her second goal with three minutes remaining in the half, collecting a Feronti shot that came off the keeper and putting it in.

The Lady Bucs enjoyed a 4-1 advantage at intermission.

They resumed the scoring with seven minutes elapsed in the second half. Haley Ware played a long ball to Beets in the corner and she crossed it to Stankus, who completed her hat trick.

A minute later, Starkey won a ball from the defense and took it to the goal to make it 6-1.

At the 12-minute mark, Stankus played a square ball to Beets and she banged it home.

Godwin turned her hat trick in the 18th minute. Brooklyn Waddell dropped the ball to Godwin, who carried it across the box for the shot.

Megan Williams finished the scoring with 15 minutes showing on the clock, picking up an uncleared rebound and putting it back.

The Lady Bucs out-shot the Lady Knights by a 25-2 spread and claimed a 5-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Kelsey Hinzman and Hannah Williams shared the keeper duties for Buckhannon, with Williams getting a save. Lady Knight goaltender Aubrey Hall had 16 stops.

“The first 20 minutes looked like we hadn’t played in a week,” remarked Hasbrouck. “We came out and scored quickly, then created chances but seemed to be a step off in finishing those chances.

“Once we settled into a flow, we started finishing.

“We had good play from our midfield. Taylor Starkey and Lindsey Beets were getting behind the defense and getting crosses in throughout the game. Emily Godwin played well in the middle and Megan Williams gave us some good minutes at central midfield.

“Our defense played well again, allowing only two shots the entire game.

“This was a good game after a week off. We need to continue to take each game one at a time.”

The statistics:

Preston 1 0 — 1

Buckhannon-Upshur 4 5 — 9

First half

Buckhannon-Upshur – (3:00) Hannah Stankus (Taylor Starkey assist).

Buckhannon-Upshur – (20:00) Emily Godwin (Lindsey Beets assist).

Buckhannon-Upshur – (23:00) Godwin (Stankus and Jessica Feronti assists).

Preston – (27:00) Katelyn Sirbaugh (unassisted).

Buckhannon-Uphsur – (37:00) Stankus (Feronti assist).

Second half

Buckhannon-Upshur – (7:00) Stankus (Beets and Haley Ware assists).

Buckhannon-Upshur – (8:00) Starkey (unassisted).

Buckhannon-Upshur – (12:00) Beets (Stankus assist).

Buckhannon-Upshur – (18:00) Godwin (Brooklyn Waddell assist).

Buckhannon-Upshur – (25:00) Megan Williams (unassisted).

Shots on goal – Preston 2, Buckhannon-Upshur 25.

Corner kicks – Preston 0, Buckhannon-Upshur 5.

Fouls – Preston 4, Buckhannon-Upshur 8.

Saves – Preston: Aubrey Hall 16; Buckhannon-Upshur: Kelsey Hinzman 0, Hannah Williams 1.

For the complete article see the 09-28-2012 issue.

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