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GOSHEN – North Oldham and Holy Cross (Louisville) played in a hazy, muggy soccer sauna Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Mustangs handled the conditions well, dominating the Cougars in a 7-0 home win in what would be the final game of the Mustang Classic.
Inclement weather canceled the consolation and championship games that were to be played that night.
North and Holy Cross played four 20-minute quarters with 10-minute water breaks in between each.
“It was really hard but the 10-minute break helped a lot,” North junior Lillie Weisenbarger said.
Weisenbarger scored five goals last week in the three Mustang Classic games North played – an 8-0 win against Louisville Collegiate, a 1-1 draw against Christian Academy-Louisville and Saturday’s win over Holy Cross.
“I think we were just passing well, had quick touches to feet and movement off the ball,” coach Ann Revell said.
Junior Sami Karr started the scoring for North Saturday.
She received a ground pass from sophomore Julia Orris that rolled across the front of the goalkeeper.
Karr hammered it home with a left-footed finish to put North up 1-0.
Weisenbarger scored the Lady Mustangs’ second goal with a finesse shot from outside of the box that she sent over the keeper.
Weisenbarger’s second goal minutes later put North up 3-0 heading to halftime.
The dominance continued in the third quarter. Junior Jesse Weeden scored a goal while falling down to make the score 4-0.
Junior Molly McElroy scored to make it 5-0. Karr notched her second goal, making the score 6-0.
Weisenbarger capped off the day’s scoring with a goal that hit high into the net, stretching the margin to 7-0 with 11:18 to play.
The defense was just as good for North as the attack. The Cougars didn’t put a single shot on goal during the 80 minutes.
“I think we did good,” Weisenbarger said. “We came together as a team much better than we did (in the 1-1 draw) at CAL. We stepped it up a notch.”
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