Lady Russets crush Cougars 13-1
SHELLEY — The Shelley Lady Russets have looked like a state title contender during the first two games of the soccer season.
Outscoring their opponents 12-1 in the first two game head coach Jim Gregory has had plenty to be happy about.
Thursday afternoon the Lady Russets had their home opener against district rival South Fremont and by the time the 80 minutes was over the Russets had surpassed their goal total for the season in one game.
Freshman Brittney Baron had a hat trick as eight different players scored in Shelley's 13-1 win at Shelley High School.
It took just five minutes for the Russets to get on the board when Kira Marlow popped a shot over the South Fremont goalie.
Less than a minute later Holly Dooley took a pass from Marlow and put the ball in the back of the net.
Those two goals set the tone for the rest of the game.
Baron's first goal came at the midway point of the first after the Russets had about a dozen opportunities to score more goals, but either the shots went wide or were stopped by the keeper.
Baron added a second goal just before halftime as Shelley had a 6-0 lead at the break .
Hannah Haroldsen and Brie Stumbo each also had first half goals.
Gwean Marlow got the Russets second half scoring going just 30 seconds into the second half when she dribbled all the way from midfield an put a shot past the keeper.
Baron capped off her hat trick a few minutes later to extend the Shelley lead to 8-0.
As the second half moved along the Shelley coaches moved players all over the field and got every player on the roster into the game.
Defender Tymber Tenerowicz scored two second half goals as the Cougars had no answer for the Russets aggressive attack.
Shelley hosts county rival Aberdeen on Saturday at 11 a.m.