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Sep. 23, 2017Huntingdon blasts PO By TY R. STATES Sports Writer
Huntingdon piled up plenty of goals against visiting Philipsburg-Osceola Thursday. Six different players scored as the Bearcats blasted the Mounties into submission 9-2.
Maddie DeForrest ended up with the hat trick and an assist. Heather Gutshall scored twice and assisted once. Mikaela Reed had a goal and two assists.
The Bearcats (5-1-1) have enjoyed playing the Mounties for a long time now. Huntingdon has won 15 in a row against Philipsburg and are 16-0-1 since the last time they lost to them. Philipsburg beat the ‘Cats twice in 2008.
The nine goals is also the most scored by the Bearcats since a 9-0 win over the Mounties in 2009.
Huntingdon scored in the first minute of play and even then it seemed that there would not be a problem in coming away with the win.
“The tendency is to get lazy and play bad soccer,” head coach Michael Armstrong said of a team in a blowout game. “We stressed at halftime that you still need to play our game so we can get better.”
Just under a minute into the match the Bearcats scored. Reed sent the ball ahead to Gutshall who made a move at the baseline and scored past Anya Tocimak.
The Bearcats took charge and easily controlled the match. Only a few minutes later Gutshall centered the ball to DeForrest for a 2-0 lead.
The Mounties rotated two goalkeepers throught the night. Still inside of 10 minutes of play the ‘Cats went up 3-0. Reed passed to DeForrest for another goal.
Huntingdon led 5-0 at halftime. Reed took a corner kick that went off the keeper and into the net. Later after a shot by Jenna Powell, Sydney Sellers scored in the box on the rebound.
Huntingdon scored just over a minute into the second half. This time DeForrest assisted on Gutshall’s ninth goal of the year.
Philipsburg got on the board after a little miscommunication and then a shot that went high over Katie Shultz.
Rachel Gwinn and DeForrest pushed the score to 9-1. The Mounties were able to pick up one more goal with 10:29 remaining.
Huntingdon plays a big Mountain League match at Central Monday that will go a long way in determining who wins the league.
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