Lady Cavs roll to 6-0 win at Lee County
Southern Lee scored in pairs, which is good in basketball, but exceptional in soccer, Wednesday evening versus county-rival Lee County.
The Lady Cavaliers (6-3, 4-2) scored less than two minutes apart on three occasions, the final couple coming less than 50 seconds apart, for a 6-0 victory in their first-ever Cape Fear Valley Conference contest with the Lady Yellow Jackets (2-4, 2-4).
Freshman forward Laurynn Ansted keyed five of the six goals, two she put away and three she set up with assists.
It took Ansted and the Lady Cavs most of the first half to breakthrough. Lee County kept plenty of defenders back and Jacket junior goalkeeper Maritza Santos came through with saves to keep Lee County in the game.
Southern Lee kept the action almost entirely in Lee County's end and it paid off twice at the end of the half.
The first Lady Cavalier strike wasn't even a true shot on goal, but Emma Langston's low, driven centering pass from the left of the Lee County goal got deflected inside the six-yard box and wound up in the net giving Southern Lee the lead in the 37th minute.
In the 38th minute, the Lady Cavs struck quickly as Ansted got a break on goal. Santos parried away Ansted's first, well-hit shot but Ansted was alone for the rebound and volleyed the ball into the goal.
The goals by Langston and Ansted were the 10th and 11th Southern Lee shots of the half as the Lady Cavs outshot the Lady Jackets 11-0 for the half.
Yesi Mondragon and Ansted came close to making it 3-0 shortly into the second half, except for fine saves by Santos.
The attacking continued all one way though and in the 55th minute, Ansted's control through midfield, then an exact through ball for Mondragon sprinting in on goal, led to Mondragon slamming a shot into the low, left corner of the goal.
Less than two minutes later, Mondragon scored again, putting away her second swing at the ball from just off the right post after a cross through the box by Ansted.
The last two Lady Cav goals came within the 64th minute. Yusimar Arista teamed with Ansted for a give-and-go in the middle of the field, with Ansted's headed pass setting up Arista to tap the ball by the keeper, then tap it into the open goal.
Seconds following the kickoff, Ansted got a breakaway in on the Jacket goal and scored her second goal making it 6-0 Southern Lee.
The Lady Cavaliers finished with a 14-0 advantage in shots on goal and a 25-2 margin of overall shots.
Lee County, which was coming into Wednesday's match off a 9-2 win at Westover two nights earlier, will travel to Gray's Creek Monday night. Gray's Creek defeated the Lady Jackets 2-0 in Lee County's first match of the season.
Southern Lee also begins its second circuit of conference play Monday night, hosting Douglas Byrd at 7 p.m.