Mount Airy’s soccer team got a nice workout on Tuesday afternoon, but that was about all that could be said of their 10-0 rout of Alleghany.
The Lady Bears improved to 2-0-1 after winning a match that was so lopsided that it took the team just 23 seconds to score its initial goal. All 10 of the scores came during the first half, which automatically invoked the state-mandated “mercy rule” and allowed Mount Airy’s players to head home with victory already secured in a match that was the visiting Trojans’ season opener.
“It was a really good team effort,” said coach Will Hurley. “A lot of kids got to play and score, and I would say that our goalkeeper had a good game, except that she never touched the ball.”
It was clear what kind of match this was going to be immediately. The Lady Bears controlled the opening kick-off and freshman Olivia Malone scored the first of her two goals after just 23 seconds of play. Before the 20 minutes of play were over, Jessica Bevard had a hat trick, Baylee Greenwood had two goals and an assist, Nele Gorres had a goal and an assist, and Kamya Rose and Kora Ledezma each had a goal as well.
Of Bevard, a senior who had taken several shots in the first two matches but not found the back of the net, Hurley said it was a “phenomenal performance.”
The Lady Bears will face a more challenging opponent today, when the team travels to Elkin.