Lily Moore scored four goals and Emma Eyre added three as Owensboro Catholic ran away with a 10-0 home victory over Apollo on Tuesday’s opening night of 9th District girls’ soccer.
Eyre knocked in two goals while Moore scored one of her own — all within a three-minute stretch — as the Lady Aces (1-0, 1-0 9th District) jumped out to a 4-0 lead just seven minutes into the first half. First-year head coach Lindsey Overby was pleased with her team’s performance but said they still have areas that need work.
“I’m super excited,” she said. “The girls did exactly what we had been working on — possessions, controlling the game and quick passes. We are always saying shot or slot. When we get the ball deep in scoring position, we really have to consider our angles and determine if a shot or a slot pass to a teammate is our best look at a goal.”
Ashton Logsdon put Catholic on the board first with a goal up the middle on an assist by Moore who also scored four goals on the night. Ella Goetz and Emilee Cecil also scored once each. The rest came from Moore and Eyre, two of the team’s seniors.
“We’ve worked really hard on giving the seniors seniority, and they impressed me tonight,” Overby said. “They know that we have high expectations for them and we trust them in leading this team.”
Apollo first-year head coach David Woeste was complimentary of Catholic and looks to use tonight’s games as a gauge for where the E-Gals (0-1, 0-1) can improve moving forward.
“They are a really good team, they move the ball well, especially east to west,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do, but in looking at the future and the way our JV performed tonight, I think the future looks very promising.”
Apollo boasts one senior and is relying on several underclassmen to carry their team this year. Freshman goalkeeper JoHannah Hutchinson had some big saves on the night in her first varsity contest.
“She’s going to be outstanding down the road,” Woeste said. “She has a lot to learn, but her grit and toughness is what makes her so great. We have a lot of kids who have never played and they’re coming in and getting varsity minutes.”
Apollo heads to Princeton on Thursday night to take on 2nd region foe Caldwell County at 7 p.m., while Catholic travels to Bullitt East on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest.