RECORDS & AWARDS
4 goals, assist from junior lead Eagles
August 23, 2012Richmond High School
After the first touch of Wednesday’s girls soccer match at Freeman Park, it didn’t take long for the Eaton High School Eagles to find the back of the net.
It didn’t take long for them to follow with a second goal, or for Richmond to respond in the first half.
But after the second-half heroics of Eagles junior Ryen Lilli, Richmond High School coach Eric Wilson is hoping it doesn’t take the Red Devils long to put the game behind them.
Eaton scored six goals in the second half, including four within seven minutes from Lilli, as the Eagles handed Richmond an 8-1 defeat.
The Eagles (1-1) got on the board just eight minutes into the game with a shot from Elizabeth Tolliver and followed with a shot from Kristi Floyd four minutes later.
Richmond showed some fight in the 16th minute as Julia Black scored on an assist from Whitney Vidas making the score 2-1, a score that would stand going into the second half.
But the Eagles made some adjustments, and took control of the match in the second half.
“(We) needed to stay aggressive,” Eagles coach Denver Haas said. “I think once the first half went through, (the Eagles) realized that there was a lot of opportunities that could’ve been had.