Big Red shuts out Wildcats in home opener
STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red girls soccer team rolled to a victory against rival Edison, and Mary Marshall had a game to remember.
Marshall tallied six goals and one assist, as Big Red shut out the Wildcats, 14-0, Monday evening during Steubenville’s home opener on Reno Field inside Harding Stadium.
“We started out with not scrimmaging,” first-year Big Red (1-1) head coach Annie Cutri said. “Our first game was Saturday. We had a good effort tonight. We want to try and possess the ball. We want to distribute the ball out of the back and build up the play instead of just trying to boot it up and see what happens. We are working on possession.”
Big Red scored nine goals in the first half before adding five more in the second.
“Big Red is smart and fast, and that is dangerous” Edison (0-4) head coach Jordan Tice said.
Also for the victors, Hailey Neely netted two goals, while Anastasia Crisante collected a goal and two assists. Rylee Hubbard delivered a goal and an assists. Chole Petrelle, Isabella Phillips, Jules King and Marleny Torres all produced one goal, while Libby Saccoccia contributed an assist.
“In the first half, we did a very good job with possession, as well as late in the second half,” Cutri said. “We want to switch fields and keep possession.”
Big Red used two goalies in the game. Lakyn Blackburn started and played the entire first half. Elxis Martin played the entire second half. Neither one had to make a save.
“Their girls all play well together,” Tice said. “They play cohesive soccer.”
Edison also used two goalies. Emma Scott started and made 18 saves before being replaced during the second half by Kaydence Habbitt, who did not record a save.
“She did what she could,” Tice said about Scott. “Our goalkeeper made numerous saves.”
Edison: Travels to Harrison Central at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Big Red: Hosts St. Clairsville at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
“The girls are very happy to be playing,” Cutri said. “We did not scrimmage. We practiced for a long time without playing. The girls are very happy to be on the field and playing.”