The Lady Wildcats picked up their 11th win on Monday after cruising past North Surry 9-0 in a Western Piedmont Conference opener for both teams.
“I thought they did well. They shared the ball and played as a team,” said Wests’ coach Chris Manley. “We’ve been a little beat up, but we’re starting to get healthy again.”
West came out aggressive taking shot opportunities and scored three goals in the first 20 minutes, two coming from sophomore Zoe Wehr.
With an assist from Hannah Beissner, Wehr found the back of the net at the 27-minute mark.
Minutes later Allie Hawkins took control at midfield and connected with Wehr who shot past North Surry’s goalkeeper giving West a 2-0 advantage.
Freshman Micah Harris scored the next two goals and Wehr added one more leading up to the second half.
“We always enjoy playing North Surry because they have great girls. It gave some of our subs a chance to play more and I think they did well,” Manley said. “Honestly, because we play such a tough schedule some nights they don’t see the field.”
The Greyhounds maneuvered past Wests’ defense within the first minute after intermission for an attempted shot, but goalie Liz Nail scooped up the ball with ease.
The Lady Wildcats didn’t sit idle long. Harris received the ball and passed it to sophomore Kirbi Hunter. Hunter took a few steps before blasting a low shot into the right corner of the net.
At the 34-minute mark, Nail was awarded a penalty kick and sent it flying past North Surry’s goalkeeper giving West a commanding 7-0 lead.
“I like the talent level. We have an experienced core,” Manley said. “Those back three are pretty dependable in Jordan Grubbs, Van Meter, and Liz Nail.”
Katie Thompson and Lizzy Luzzi went on to score in the final minutes.
West Stokes (11-2, 1-0) travels to Forbush (13-0, 1-0) for a competitive matchup Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m.
Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.