The Fulton girls soccer team got the offense going on a perfect night.
The Lady Hornets celebrated their seniors Monday against the North Central Missouri Conference rival Mexico, defeating the Lady Bulldogs 4-0.
Senior Maddie Dyro led the way with two goals and one assist, sophomores Raquel Lozano and KeAsia Galbreath each added a goal and senior Kauri Henderson made an assist in her only action of the season due to injuries.
Fulton (3-17, 2-7 NCMC) snapped a six-game losing streak while extending Mexico’s losing skid to seven by scoring its most goals in a game this season, and most since a 4-0 victory a year ago today at Mexico (3-19, 1-9 NCMC).
Fulton coach Bridger Pretz said Monday was the first time the Lady Hornets had everyone available in a season that has been affected by injuries. They made sure to keep it simple.
“We possessed the ball well,” Pretz said. “We were organized and strong defensively. We knew we needed to possess the ball and play basic soccer to win. ”
Dyro scored her first goal in the third minute off an assist from Lozano. About four minutes later, Dyro struck again on a free kick for a 2-0 lead.
“Raquel played her ball in the middle, and (Maddie) noticed the keeper was off of her line and was able to chip her from distance,” Pretz said. “On the second one, she hit off a free kick from about 20 yards out.”
Fulton kept the scoring going from long range, as Dyron assisted on a goal from Lozano, who scored from about 18 yards out in the 14th minute.
A moment appropriate for Senior Night happened when reigning all-conference player Henderson stepped on the field, being able to play only 10 minutes Monday due to the special night. She made the most of it by assisting on a goal from Galbreath in the 38th minute to give Fulton firm control heading into halftime.
“The whole stadium roared with applause when (Henderson) came onto the field,” Pretz said. “She slotted the Asian Galbreath on a ball through the middle and KeAsia was able to slot it in one-on-one versus the keeper.”
Senior Grace Siegel saved nine shots to earn her second shutout this season.
Fulton’s junior varsity tied Mexico at 1, with freshman Taylor Gilmore scoring a goal.
Fulton travels to Marshall (11-8, 3-6 NCMC) for a 5 pm game today.