The girls were able to capitalize on the opportunity.
The Scots collected eight first half goals en route to advancing to tonight’s Southeastern Conference semi-final by virtue of a 10-0 win over Purnell Swett on an overcast and drizzly Monday night at Pate Stadium.
For Scotland Coach Colin McDavid, he is hoping that the girls can put up a better fight against Lumberton tonight at 7 p.m. than they have in two previous matches with the Pirates.
"It was a shot to have a chance at second final home game. It's been kind of an up and down season for us," McDavid said. "We've been inconsistent at times this year, but hey, third is not bad at all with the kind of team that we’ve had. We weren't the most experienced but I am satisfied with where we are? not really, because we can always improve and I hope that we can give Lumberton a much better game than we have the last two times."
The seniors for Scotland (8-8-2) accounted for seven of the ten goals, including a pair off the foot of Anna Smith.
"Those were the first two goals of her career, and it's a reward for her hard work," said McDavid about his senior goalkeeper turned midfielder. "She's been with the program since day one and it was unfortunate that she got hurt but I wanted to see her finish her high school career on a good note."
Greta Griswold scored the first goal of the match less than six minutes in. The freshman finished with her second hat trick of the spring.
Josie Yang (two), Hiliary Best, Whitney Campbell, and Courtney Penn, who scored the tenth goal with 11:21 left to end the game, all found the back of the net.
The Scots controlled the offensive end of the field for almost the entire game, firing 34 shots on goal.
Purnell Swett’s Lydia Locklear collected eight stops in the losing effort.