Lily Moore scored four goals and Emma Eyre added three as Owensboro Catholic needed only one half to secure a 10-0 road victory over Apollo in 9th District girls’ soccer action Tuesday.
After steady scoring throughout the half, the Lady Aces (3-2-1, 3-0 9th District) found the net three times in the 33rd minute — including a pair of goals by Moore — to push the lead over the E-Gals (0-7, 0-4) to 10 with some time still on the clock.
First-year head coach Lindsey Overby said Catholic has had to battle some through some changes, but they were clicking Tuesday night.
“Once the girls found their rhythm, they were on fire,” she said. “I’m so proud of them. They’ve taken on so many changes over the last couple of years and they’ve taken it with such grace. They work hard no matter what position they’re asked to play. They have so much heart for the game and for each other.”
For more photos from the game, click here.
Eyre broke a scoreless tie seven minutes in, easily punching in a penalty kick for her first goal. Kaylee Morris then curled in a score directly off her corner kick, and twin sister Kara Morris added a goal three minutes later. Moore’s first goal came off another penalty kick for the Lady Aces.
With a 4-0 lead and less than 17 minutes to play in the half, Catholic really turned up the pressure. Eyre kicked off a string of six goals, including another of her own, three by Moore and one by Ashton Logsdon.
“They worked hard to put the pressure on fast,” Overby said. “It was tough finding the back of the net at times but once they got into their groove they were unstoppable. They control the game with quick passes and moving off of each other. They look to find the opportunities between the opposing team.”
Kara Morris finished with two assists, while Kaylee Morris, Logsdon, Katie Riney and Moore tallied one each.
Apollo is now off for a week until they host Owensboro in another 9th District match.
The Lady Aces return to action today, playing at Daviess County in a game that was rescheduled due to weather earlier this season.
“We know Daviess County is a tough team,” Overby said. “We know to go in hard and keep up the pace and we will try to capitalize on opportunities when they come.”