The Walker Valley Lady Mustangs took advantage of the cooler weather Thursday and galloped to an 8-0 win over the visiting Lady Chiefs of Sequoyah.
Senior Bri Prugh led the way for the Lady Mustangs, scoring two of Walker Valley’s first-half goals. Prugh put the game away early with her first goal in the sixth minute and her second in the 10-minute mark.
Freshman Kenzie Morris got into the act 16 minutes into the game with a goal, on an assist from Prugh, that gave the Lady Mustangs a 3-0 lead at the 20-minute water break.
With around two minutes left in the half, Riley Kralik stepped up and fired in the Lady Mustangs’ fourth goal of the first half. Cassie Kraft got credit for the assist.
“I'm glad we got offense from several players including our backs and I am very happy with the shutout,” said Lady Mustangs’ coach Tom Bayliss.
The lead held up until 10 minutes into the second half when Jaimee Moreland scored with an assist from Georgia Wright to pad the Lady Mustangs’ lead at 5-0. Prugh completed the hat trick at the 58th-minute mark with her third goal of the game courtesy of a Moreland assist.
Kralik made it 7-0 in the 63rd minute of the game and Moreland closed out the scoring with her second goal of the day in the 79-minute mark on a Kea Wooten assist to make the final score 8-0.
“This was a good way to start off at home. I thought the girls were able to apply a lot of what we have been working on over the last week in practice,” said Bayliss. “However, we will need to speed up our play when district begins in a couple of weeks.”
The Lady Mustangs overpowered the Lady Chiefs in shots on goal with 18 to Sequoyah’s five. Moreland had three saves for Walker Valley.