WATERMAN – Jolee Larson is a distance runner for the Indian Creek team, but ran for three goals in less than two minutes on the Timberwolves soccer team on Tuesday.
Larson won the hat-trick as the Timberwolves beat DePue-Hall, 8-0, at Pack Park at Indian Creek Middle School.
“I have just changed positions. I usually play in the middle, and they pushed me forward for a few minutes, which gave me a lot of chances to score, ”said Larson. “It simply came to our notice then. A lot of people have given me a good kick on the ball, and if you rush after the ball when it explodes without a goalkeeper, it’s an easy point.
The Timberwolves scored two 30-second points in the third minute, the first when young Emma Turner connected in front of the net to open the scoring, followed by Isabella Turner following a breakaway 2-0 lead.
In the seventh minute, Isabella Turner fired a shot deflected by the goalkeeper, but Emma Turner charged the net to score again.
It took 12 minutes for the Timberwolves to score again. Larsen connected one moment to the right at 21:36 to the left, then to 1:02 then fired another shot that did not hit, but ran to hit home again. Only 55 seconds later he connected his third article.
Indian Creek coach, Scott McClure said he was happy to see his team call the net well.
“One of our goals today was to win the game of football and football,” said McClure. “And then we make sure we hit the net and complete the scoring with a chance to score. I think we did a good job at it. “
Emma Turner got her hat trick in the 43rd minute to cut game time in the middle. Less than a minute later, but with 18:32 left on the clock, Isabella Turner found her hat trick.
Not only is IC (4-1) having three more games this week, but the track team has two meetings, giving Larson a busy week.
“Oh my God, it’s tiring,” said Larson. “I can do a lot this week. I have two meeting songs and three soccer games. A lot, but it’s good because I’m a distance runner, so soccer gives me tracking. And it’s fun because I always have something that happens. ”
McClure said the team has good chemistry that has empowered the team so far. Larson agreed.
“When we came in, we thought we weren’t going to do it right,” Larson said. “It’s really fun. We all get along very well. Most of it … the power of the team is really good. We are all friends, and we know where we are going. It’s just a happy team, and that makes us do well. ”
DePue-Hall coach Jose Mejia said the team had done better than in the past in its only game, losing 10-0 to La Salle-Peru.
Lizbeth Paz had a few strong shots, but Molly Feitlich turned both.
“I think he is one of the best players we have in the team,” said Mejia. “He is the best football manager in the world.