WEST CARROLLTON — Northmont’s girls soccer team Wednesday evening overwhelmed West Carrollton with a 12-0 rout.
The Lady Bolts totally dominated play during the first half to take a 5-0 lead. Junior Brittany Weatherford scored the first goal 62 seconds into the match and just over two minutes later junior Ashley Trottier made it 2-0. Sophomore midfielder Emily Howard scored two goals and senior forward Stephanie Max added her first of three goals to make it 5-0 at intermission.
West Carrollton only managed to get the ball past midfield three times in the first half, and never farther than 20 yards before Northmont cleared it back across the field.
“This was a great opportunity for the girls to go out there and work on some simple things,” said Coach Ted Mergler. “We’ve been stressing wall passes, give and goes, and our girls have put that to the test today and they were able to get a lot of results out of it. The key today was definitely just working on holding onto possession and we accomplished that. I’m very proud of them and now we are looking forward to playing at Troy next week.”
Northmont did execute its offense with maximum efficiency, passing the ball well and setting up runs at the goal that left West Carrollton scrambling to keep up without success.
Stephanie Max opened the second half scoring at the 28:36 mark. Weatherford scored on a penalty kick at 21:25, Alexxa Crosby scored on a header off a corner kick by Kyleigh Denson with 17 minutes remaining and Abby Spirk, Neriah Ross, Crosby and Max added goals to make the final tally 12-0.
The Lady Bolts next match will also be on the road at Troy on Wednesday, August 27.