Pack rolls past AcesPublished 9:01pm Thursday, March 7, 2013
A soggy, mud-soaked soccer field could not slow down the Pam Pack and neither could Edenton as Washington rolled to a 5-1 victory on Thursday.
The Pack’s matchup with the Aces was original scheduled for Tuesday, but heavy rain forced the two teams to reschedule their clash.
It as worth the wait for Washington as the win upped its record to 2-1-1 on the young season.
Christian Heggie and Alana Jefferson led the charge as the duo scored two goals each, while Emily Bohn added an insurance goal late in the second half to secure the win.
The teams may have had to wait two days to play, but Heggie didn’t take long to heat up as she sprinted down field and booted the ball past the Aces keeper to take a 1-0 lead in the first 15 seconds of the game.
“That was her first goal of the season and it was good for her to score, especially that quick,” Washington coach Ed Rodriguez said.
Shortly after the Pam Pack forward struck again as she took a pass from Erica Alligood and whistled the ball into the back of the net from 20 feet out to give Washington a 2-0 lead midway through the first half.
“She just came right down the right side and buried into the left side of the goal,” Rodriguez said.
The Aces struck back late in the first half as they were able to take advantage of an errant Pam Pack pass to get one past goalie Emily Alligood and cut Washington’s lead to 2-1 at the break.
“When we steal the ball – and we’ve been doing this all season long – instead of pulling it away from trouble we put it back in the middle and when you do that you’re susceptible to someone booming it over your head and that’s what happened,” Rodriguez said.
Washington responded in the second half as Jefferson notched her first goal of the game at the 30-minute mark to extend the lead to 3-1.
“She came from the left and cut inside the defender and was able to put the ball past the goalie,” Rodriguez said.
Jefferson would strike again later on in the half, before Bohn slammed the door shut on Edenton notching a goal with less than two minutes to play in the game.
Overall, Washington would dominate the aces in the later stages of the contest as it worked the ball around and racked up several shots on goal.
“We played better team ball,” Rodriguez said. “We had better passes. We strung three or four passes together and that’s more where are game should be instead of the long ball.”