After a 3-2 home victory Tuesday over St. Pius X and a 10-1 sweep of Warrensburg on the road Thursday, the Lady Tigers soccer have started another win streak.
With four regular season matches left and the district tournament less than two weeks away, Smith-Cotton girls’ soccer (13-6-1) looked efficient once breaking a 1-1 tie in the first half.
Maddie Davidson scored the first of Smith-Cotton’s flurry of goals with a well-placed corner kick in the 13th minute. After S-C allowed a goal three minutes later, Davidson had the assist to Marilyn Ream on a breakaway that put the Lady Tigers up 2-1.
Ream finished with a hat trick. Annie Guier and Peyton Sharp had one goal apiece.
The Lady Tigers had to adjust to the dimensions of Warrensburg’s pitch, S-C head coach Adam Murray said, before the offense got comfortable.
“Sometimes up here, the field is not as wide,” Murray said. “So we struggle. They had numbers behind the ball. It took us a little time to kind of feel the game out.
“A lot of our attack is through the flanks, wide, so here when the field is cut down we’re not able to do some of the things we like to do. They did a good job of getting number behind the ball and frustrating us early.”
In the 30th minute, Jill Vansell found goal into the right post for her first of two goals. A pair of unassisted S-C goals followed. Ream scored one, who chipped in the ball from the left side of the box. Davidson scored the next goal less than two minutes later, with a booming kick off her right foot.
Smith-Cotton entered halftime up 5-1 on Warrensburg.
The visiting Lady Tigers led by eight goals after Taylor Bebee cleaned up a deflected Vansell strike in front of the goal. Peyton Sharp scored Smith-Cotton’s final goal on a free kick from about 30 yards from goal.
A Warrensburg corner kick with less than three minutes to play was booted into the side of the goal and out of bounds.
Guier, Sarah Garcia and Sydney Mefford each had one assist.
Smith-Cotton hosts Hickman on Monday, and first kick is scheduled for 5 p.m.
J-V KEEPS ROLLING:
The junior varsity Lady Tigers stayed undefeated with a 6-0 win over Warrensburg. Marta Treuner scored twice. Taylor Beebe, Reagan Hockett, Carlie Morris and Carin Whittal scored one goal each. Elizabeth Matz had an assist.
Former Lady Tiger Jacey Etter and current seniors at Smith-Cotton Kristen Farrell and Sarah Garcia were announced as additions to the State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners soccer program.
Sarah Garcia, a 4-year varsity starter at left back, has notched three assists this season, and was named Honorable Mention All-District as a junior, with four goals.
Warrensburg’s soccer team hosted a bake sale and wore purple jerseys Thursday to fundraise and promote suicide awareness and prevention.
Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2