FORT JENNINGS - The Lincolnview Lady Lancers took on the Fort Jennings Lady Musketeers at Fort Jennings High School in girls soccer on Thursday night. The Musketeers beat the Lancers 9-0 in the match in which two Musketeers players recorded hat-tricks.
Fort Jennings got the ball to start the first half. The Musketeers used good passing to knife the ball through the Lancer defense.
With 26:54 left in the first half, junior Emily Grone beat Lancer goalkeeper Julia Thatcher for the first Fort Jennings goal of the match to make the score 1-0.
Grone struck again minutes later with her second goal of the match with 24:25 left in the half to make the score 2-0, Musketeers.
With 10:51 left in the first half, Fort Jennings got its third and final goal of the half, this time from freshman Brandi Kaskel, to make it 3-0.
The second half was more of the same for Fort Jennings.
Wasting little time, Grone completed her hat trick with her third goal when she scored at 39:24 make it 4-0, Musketeers.
Fort Jennings scored again with 32:43 left when Macy Schroeder got her first goal of the match to make it 5-0.
With less than two minutes having passed — the 30:53 mark — Ashley Gable got her name in the scoring book to make it 6-0.
The Lancers moved keeper Julia Thatcher from the goal box to midfield and brought in Courtney German to protect the net.
A couple minutes after the switch, Kristen Maag beat German for the seventh goal with 23:37 to go.
With less than 10 minutes remaining (6:11), Kaskel tacked on her second tally.
She finished her hat trick with the match’s final goal with 2:18 left and accounting for the 9-goal discrepancy.
“(This was a) good game. The last two games we have been controlling everything,” Fort Jennings coach Rodney Wagner said. “We have been working on passing and shooting to start the season; we were struggling with some of that stuff but now things are starting to fall together. Hopefully, we can keep that stuff up for the rest of the season.”
The Lady Musketeers (7-1-3) outshot their guests on-goal 29-7 and controlled the corner kicks 5-2. Thatcher ended up with 18 saves and senior Gabbie German seven for the home team.
Schroeder delivered a hat trick of assists with three, while Gable and Katlin Stechschulte added one each.
“Overall we had good points and bad points. Fort Jennings is a very good team,” Lincolnview head coach Katrina Smith said. “(I’m) not pleased with how we played but I’m not disappointed with our play. It can be tough after a game like this but we just have to come out and practice hard and just play harder the next time we take the field for a game.”
Fort Jennings hosts Elida 10 a.m. (JV first) Saturday, while the Lancers (4-6) visit Eastbrook, Ind., for a doubleheader match with the boys starting 9 a.m. (boys) Saturday.