The Miami Trace Lady Panthers soccer team hosted the Lady Blue Lions of Washington High School in the first meeting of the season between the two Fayette County rivals.
Miami Trace won the match, 7-0.
The Lady Panthers held a 3-0 lead at halftime.
The first goal of the match was scored by Hanna Reisinger. The assist went to Tori Morrison at the 31:27 mark of the first half.
Over 13 minutes burned off the stadium clock before Miami Trace scored again. Reisinger had her second goal of the night, with the assist again going to Morrison with 18:08 to play in the half.
Becca Ratliff scored with 18 seconds to play in the first half for a 3-0 tally going into the break.
To start the scoring just 1:07 into the second half, it was Morgan Eggleton connected on a goal, the assist going to Ratliff.
At the 33:33 mark, it was Ratliff scoring.
Eggleton scored again, this time the assist going to Daria Thomas, at the 29:40 mark.
The final goal of the match was scored by Lauren Truex with 19:47.
Miami Trace peppered Washington’s goal with 38 shots.
Miami Trace goal keeper Taylor Barrett had two saves in the match.
Carly Dodds and Aurora Wilson shared goal-keeping duties for Washington.
“I think we came out well in the first half,” Miami Trace head coach Caitlin Francis said. “We controlled the majority of the game. As the second half went along, we picked up our intensity; we had better passing. We came out ready to play our rivals tonight.”
“Being down 3-0 at the half, our girls saw this was an attainable goal,” Washington head coach Tammi Ramsey said. “We saw a lot of improvement; a lot of good touches on the field tonight. We communicated well.
“Our goal right now is just to get better every day and I think we did that tonight,” Ramsey said. “We have 15 underclassmen. More than 80 percent of our team has never played soccer before. The girls may be getting frustrated, but we, as a coaching staff, are feeling pretty positive that we are doing the little things right and learning every day.”
Miami Trace, now 2-3 in the SCOL, 2-6 overall, will host Chillicothe for another SCOL match Thursday at 5 p.m.
Washington, now 0-7 overall, 0-6 in the SCOL, will play at Clinton-Massie Thursday at 5 p.m.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1