PLYMOUTH – It was a dominating senior night for Plymouth’s Lady Rockies as they were in complete control from start to finish in an 8-0 win over LaPorte.
Plymouth dominated from whistle to whistle hitting a goal in less than two minutes in.
After several more excellent shot opportunities, senior Lexi Rose hit Amber Schrameyer in stride with a perfect pass less than five minutes later to make it 2-0.
Just slightly more than a minute later Lindsay Janus would make a perfect crossing pass and Schrameyer would make it count for a second goal.
While they were at it the theme of perfect passing seemed to be the story of the first half as another perfect cross in front of the goalmouth found Janus this time for another goal only two minutes later.
“I don’t know if it was because it’s senior night or what but the girls seemed to play really relaxed,” said Plymouth coach Stephanie Ferch. “We hope they can carry that into some other games too.”
“Their passing was on point,” she said. “It was calm they were receiving balls out of the air and first touches were much better.”
Lexi Rose would get a goal of her own before half time making it 5-0.
The second half saw Ferch rotate seniors all over the field with Mia Wojcik coming out of the goal to take a position at forward and bury a shot off a point-blank pass from Janus to make it 6-0.
Senior Yesenia Bruno would make another halfway through the second half, on a rebound. Two minutes later sophomore Mia Treber would hit the back of the net off of another rebound.
LaPorte keeper Lauren Pollock was under assault all night long turning away 22 shots on goal as the Lady Rockies applied relentless pressure in the offensive end.
“The girls played well and that was our goal to come out and play quality soccer from the beginning and then get as many seniors in the game as we could,” said Ferch. “We have 12 so it can be hard to make sure we get everybody in the rotation.”
“It was fun. I think the girls had a blast.”
The fun will be harder to come by as the meat of their schedule is on the horizon starting later this week with Goshen and Northridge.
“We are hitting a thick spot with tough conference games coming up with Goshen on Thursday and Northridge on Saturday,” said Ferch. “We are getting into the thick of our schedule so there are going to be some really tough games ahead.”
Plymouth now moves to 4-1, their only loss a heartbreaker at the hands of NLC foe Warsaw. Thursday’s game is on the road at Goshen. Saturday the girls come home to face perennial powerhouse Northridge in an afternoon contest.