TENNERTON - Buckhannon-Upshur opened its 2012 girls soccer season Saturday afternoon, producing an efficient 5-1 victory over the visiting Brooke Bruins. The Bucs recorded four goals in the first 14 minutes of action and cruised home for the win.
Senior Emily Godwin scored three goals and added an assist to lead the B-U attack. Two of her goals came in the first six minutes - an unassisted tally in the game's first minute, followed by a goal off a Haley Ware assist just five minutes later. Lauren Cvechko pushed the score to 3-0 10 minutes in off a Godwin corner kick that was not cleared, with Brooklyn Waddell delivering goal number four just four minutes later on a combination ball from freshman Taylor Starkey and Ware.
Michaela Hinerman put Brooke on the board 10 minutes into the second half, assisted by Amber Govey. However, B-U responded less than a minute later with Godwin closing the scoring off a Jessica Feronti assist. Buckhannon-Upshur led statistically with 11 shots on goal compared to five for the Bruins. Each team earned five corner kicks in the match.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Ferguson
Buckhannon-Upshur’s Emily Godwin looks to take a shot in front of a Brooke defender on Saturday.
"We played better than a week ago," Buckhannon-Upshur's veteran coach Tom Hasbrouck said. "We came out and created some opportunities and was able to finish those chances."
Buckhannon-Upshur returns to action this Thursday, traveling to Morgantown for a road contest against the Mohigans.