Girls’ Soccer: Tigers beat Wooster 10-0
The Douglas girls’ soccer team has gotten a small glimpse into its future over the past two games.
Missing key senior starters due to illness and absence, the Tigers picked up a hard-earned 1-0 win over Damonte Ranch on Saturday.
They followed that up by cruising 10-0 at home against Wooster on Tuesday afternoon despite missing key players and dealing with some nagging injuries and illnesses. The win propelled Douglas to a 15-0 record overall on the year.
“I’ve been very pleased this last week,” Douglas coach Lorraine Fitzhugh said. “We’ve had to battle through a couple things but the younger girls have shown us we have a lot of depth to count on as we get closer to the playoffs.
“It’s a testament to how well the seniors have done teaching the younger players. And the younger kids have done really well buying into the pace and the style of the varsity. It’s good to see.”
Douglas cruised against Wooster as freshman Corryne Millett posted a shutout in net, although she only had to make one save in the match.
The Tiger defense of Shannon Hubbard, Kassidy Freitas, Ericka Arellano and Caitlin Jones held Wooster without a shot in the first half and only two shots in the game. One of those shots came from more than 30 yards out on a direct kick.
On the other side, Douglas peppered the Wooster net with a stifling 34 shots, converting 10 of those for goals.
Senior Cora Moody, despite also battling illness, scored Douglas’ first three goals. The first was on an assist from Lexi VonSchottenstein and the second she chopped in on one touch off a cross from Tia Lyons. Her third goal came off a rebound in front of the net.
Bri Randall put Douglas up 4-0 in the 36th minute on an assist from Lexie Weaver.
Freshman Gabby Vega kicked off the second half by scoring on an assist from VonSchottenstein.
VonSchottenstein scored in the 55th minute on an assist from Katie Dry and Weaver scored two minutes later, cracking a shot directly in front of the net on an assist from VonSchottenstein.
Wooster registered its first shot of the game in the 60th minute, which sailed wide left. The Colts came back down on the ensuing goal kick and put its second and final shot of the game on net, which Millett scooped up.
Dry converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute to put Douglas up 8-0, Weaver scored unassisted in the 62nd minute and Camry Varble capped the scoring with a nice chip shot just under the crossbar off a corner from Coverley.
Shannon Prinz and Roccio Meza logged important minutes in the midfield for Douglas to help control possession.