MORGANTOWN – The Morgantown Excessive College ladies’ soccer crew is constructing one thing particular this season.
On Thursday night time, the Mohigans turned to their Carpenter to assemble their option to the Ohio Valley Athletic Convention event title recreation.
Senior Emily Carpenter recorded a hat trick as MHS beat Brooke, 9-0, within the OVAC semifinal held at Pony Lewis Area.
“I wouldn’t have finished it with out my teammates,” Carpenter mentioned. “Particularly within the midfield as they had been preventing for the free balls and getting me the ball.”
First-year MHS coach Brianna Frontuto mentioned that Carpenter is a constant scorer, however usually doesn’t put up the variety of objectives she did on Tuesday. In reality, that is the primary hat trick for Carpenter since enjoying in membership season final yr.
“I used to be actually happy with the breakout efficiency,” Frontuto mentioned. “She’s been a go-to participant all season and so it’s good to see the outcomes and the result for her.”
Carpenter scored her first aim within the first half to place the Mohigans up 4-0 as she obtained a go from Nora Miller simply exterior the penalty field and looped the ball over the out-stretched fingers of the Brooke goalkeeper and below the crossbar.
The opposite two objectives from Carpenter got here to begin the second half as she weaved by means of defenders and launched a ball from 20 yards out that glanced off the keeper’s fingers and into the appropriate decrease nook. Her ultimate aim got here with 21:21 left within the contest when she put a penalty kick into the decrease left nook.
Ariana Borneo additionally had an enormous night time for the Mohigans as she scored two objectives and assisted on two others.
Gracie Brown added two objectives and one help whereas Railey Reeves and Vanja Mueller every had a aim.
The victory is one other step ahead for the Mohigans who’re attempting to repeat as Class AAA state champions.
“Clearly we now have a brand new coach and a brand new system in order that has taken some getting used to,” Carpenter mentioned. “I feel our aim is to win every recreation and to get again to states and repeat.”
Morgantown completed with 33 photographs and Brooke goalkeeper Franki Neff stored the Bruins (9-6) within the recreation as she completed with 18 saves.
“She had a extremely good recreation,” Brooke head coach Jack Minger mentioned. “Clearly Morgantown is an excellent crew, and we’re lacking a few of our gamers as a consequence of harm. It’s powerful to play with them after we aren’t utterly wholesome, and they’re such an excellent crew.”
Brooke completed with simply three photographs and MHS keeper Camdyn Smith recorded the shutout with three saves.
The No. 1 ranked Mohigans at the moment are 9-0-1 on the season and can journey to Wheeling Island on Saturday to play within the OVAC title recreation towards Wheeling Park.
BY ERIC HERTER