Lady Cyclones can’t contain Lady Trojans on pitch
Published 8:07 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
There wasn’t a Trojan Horse rolled into Citizens Bank Stadium.
Instead, the Lady Trojans of Morristown West just promptly marched onto the field and seized a commanding 9-0 win over the home-standing Lady Cyclones of Elizabethton in non-conference soccer play.
For the first 30 minutes of action, the Lady Cyclones could look at the scoreboard and feel pretty good about their early work as the score was 0-0 until Eliana Alvarado collected the first goal of her hat trick night with 10:35 left in the half for a 1-0 Lady Trojan lead.
After an EHS breakdown, Morristown West made quick work on their second goal before the half when Emily Spain, who also recorded a hat trick on the night, broke through and ripped a shot into the back of the Lady Cyclone goal with 8:21 remaining.
The game would go to intermission with the same 2-0 score in favor of the visitors from Morristown.
Elizabethton was able to stave off any scoring attempt for the first 10 minutes of the second half before the Lady Trojans unleashed a fury of shots on goal.
Alvarado scored her second goal at the 49:31 mark of the contest to extend the lead to 3-0. Just 30 second later, Alvarado completed her three-goal night to quickly make it 4-0.
Spain cashed in on her second goal of the contest at the 53:31 mark to keep the pressure on the Lady Cyclones as the scoreboard read 5-0.
Ryleigh Ricker made it 6-0 with 16:22 remaining to play.
When Morgan Heaton was red carded and replaced in goal by freshman Cadie Digby, the Lady Trojans were like sharks surrounding a lone survivor on a rubber raft in the middle of the ocean.
Spain scored her third goal at 67:05 extending the lead to 7-0 with goals by Amaya Yarid and Kyla Enriquez ending the game with 4:42 left to play due to the 9-0 rule.
“The first 30 minutes we were awesome,” said Lady Cyclone head coach Bill McClay. “We played with them toe to toe and had the ball in one seven to eight minute time frame in a good section.
“We just wasn’t sharp enough to make the really good pass and the moment to take the touch because we were right in it. We had some moments in the first half to play the ball into some dangerous spots and we just couldn’t find them.”
The Lady Cyclones will be back in action in an important region match on Tuesday, September 15th when they play host to Sullivan South at 6 pm.