Vikings chalk up first girls soccer win

By Joe Blystone - For the Expositor

The newest athletic program in northern Fulton County picked up their first victory as eight different players scored, giving the first year Evergreen Viking girls soccer team a 12-1 win over Toledo Waite Monday.

“I’m very excited for the kids,” said Evergreen coach Joshua Radel. “This has been a long time coming and it’s great for the program.”

Freshman Alex Gillen took a Sydney Kohler pass and bumped in a shot from in front of the net 10 minutes into the contest to open scoring.

A short time later, the Vikings found the back of the net twice in a two minute span as Kohler again assisted, this time on a left to right pass to another freshman, Asia-Lin Gensch for a score, then scored one herself on a set up by fellow freshman Kamryn Ruetz to make it 3-0.

Gensch found Livia Hein at the 27 minute mark to make it 4-0, then seconds later on a steal and sprint down the right side, Gensch drilled one in from a sharp angle to put Evergreen up five.

Gensch struck again six minutes later on a forwarding pass from Kohler before the Indians scored a couple minutes before half to make it 6-1.

“We have an abundance of freshmen and a group that is going to be with us for a long time,” explained Radel. “Being our first year, we put a big emphasis on ball control and distribution. It’s tough to have expectations of getting everything done that you want quickly but we are making steps every week and getting better.”

Another freshman, Hanna Miller, stole a pass and after going down the left sideline, beat the goalie with a one-on-one move three minutes into the second half to make it 7-1. Nicole Miller bumped in a rebound from in front three minutes later before Gensch nailed her fourth goal and Hanna Miller her second.

Hannah Pennington and Hannah Abram each scored before the 70 minute mark and the Vikings played ball control the rest of the way.

Evergreen out shot Waite, putting up 40 shots at the net to just three for the Indians.

The Vikings travel to Wauseon today for a 5 p.m. match.

By Joe Blystone

For the Expositor

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