DEFENSE DOMINATES IN BRUINS' 6-0 WIN

September 14, 2007 11:00 pm

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

The Brookings-Harbor High School girls' soccer team shut out the Douglas Trojans 6-0 while allowing them only two shots on goal in the Bruins win Thursday afternoon.

"We played awesome; we played lights out," Coach Paul Angove said. "We outplayed them the whole game. They couldn't even get the ball past our midfield."

For the second straight game, the Bruin midfield of Kara Miller, Molly Moncrief, Jillian McCool and Ally Manley dominated their opponents, controlling the field and distributing the ball.

The first Bruin goal came late in the first half as Ashley Juarez scored on a breakaway off a pass from Kayla Hamm.

With only a 1-0 lead after halftime, the Bruin onslaught began early in the second as McCool sent a beautiful corner kick into the middle that found the head of Jessie Goergen who knocked in her first of three goals on the day.

About ten minutes later, Goergen crossed the ball to an awaiting Catherine Bones who scored her first goal of the season and gave the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

The fourth Bruin goal was soon to follow as Sonja Gonzales found the back of the net.

In the final 20 minutes of play, the game started to get a little rough and the Bruins were issued a direct free kick that Goergen buried in the back of the goal.

Just minutes later, the Bruins were issued another free kick after a Trojan foul and Goergen once again nailed the kick to complete her hat trick (three goals in one game) and give the Bruins the 6-0 win.

Brooke Blofsky led the way for the Bruin defense with Ellen Stadelman in goal for the Bruins first shutout of the year.

"Defensively, for us to only allow two shots means that we played smart and we played hard," Angove said. "We're going to win a lot of games if our defense continues to play that way."

The next game for the Bruins is a home game against Glide on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. The JV girls soccer team will also be in action against Illinois Valley at home on Monday, Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m.