Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Hailey girls get well quick with 14-0 win

Driscoll (31 goals) sets single-season mark

It was a scoring parade for the Wood River High School girls' varsity soccer team Monday as the Wolverines overwhelmed the Jerome Tigers 14-0 at South Valley Sports Complex soccer field, Hailey.

Senior Margii Driscoll (32 goals season, second-ranked 70 career) scored three goals in the first half and shattered the school's single-season scoring record of 30 goals set in 2003 by Charlotte Gourlay.

Coach Greg Gvozdas' Wolverines improved to 10-2-2 overall and 5-0 in league with only next Monday's "Senior Night" home game against Burley remaining before the Great Basin Conference West tournament starting Oct. 13.

Monday's "Senior Night" soccer game against Burley will be played at 4:30 p.m. at Phil Homer football field.

While Driscoll scored three or more for the seventh time in 14 games, eight other Wolverines added goals including freshman Sam Johnson with her first-ever three-goal varsity hat trick. Aimee Evans, Ellen Ard, Kacie Femling, Kaitlin Gasenica, Alexa Turzian, Delaney Fox and Calley Brown also scored for Wood River.

It was a rout, as Wood River outshot Jerome 29-1 in the first half and built a 9-0 half-time lead. Jerome has never beaten Wood River in five girls' soccer meetings and has been outscored 45-0 in those games.

The big victory was good medicine for a #2-ranked Wood River squad that was beaten soundly by top-ranked Idaho 4A girls' soccer squad Century of Pocatello by a 4-0 score Saturday in the Gate City. The second Wood River loss of the season to Century was a hangover from Friday's Homecoming celebration in Hailey.

Goalkeeper Caiti Leo played well for the Wolverines at Century, but the Hailey offense was sluggish and Driscoll rarely touched the ball. Century (12-0 with 6 shutouts, 69-9 goals-against) posted its fifth shutout in six games and improved to 6-2-1 in its rivalry with Hailey.

The Jerome game was over early.

Driscoll marched down the middle at three minutes. She scored again on a through ball from Calley Brown at six minutes. Aimee Evans stashed home a rebound at 14 minutes, and Ellen Ard converted a nice cross from Evans at 24 minutes. Brianna Hull-Mullins gave Driscoll a ball up the middle for her hat trick and a 6-0 lead, then Kaitlin Gasenica fed Sam Johnson for her first goal.

Johnson scored two more goals in quick succession—a hat trick in just four minutes—her third goal for a 9-0 half-time lead coming on a nice build-up from Hull-Mullins to Ard.

In the second half, Kacie Femling had a nice one-timer on a corner kick by Evans; Gasenica blasted a ball home on a drop pass from Driscoll; Alexa Turzian tucked home the rebound of an Ellen Ard shot; Delaney Fox netted her first goal; and Calley Brown finished the scoring at 14-0 by twisting home a long free kick.

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