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Two Hat Tricks Keep Trojanettes Winning
-By Ryan Brockschmitt
Contrary to one preseason article written on the Troy Buchanan Varsity Girls Soccer team, the Trojanettes have plenty of offense this season.
Hat Tricks by Brittany Blair and Ashley Gutermuth have put the Trojanettes on a two game winning streak, and brought the their record to 7-4 on the season.
Brittany Blairís hat trick came on Friday, April 14 in a 4-0 win over the Hillsboro Lady Hawks. Also scoring in the contest was Shelby Ludwig. Melissa Clark assisted on two goals and Ashley Blair also tallied an assist.
Ashley Gutermuthís hat trick came on Monday, April 17 in a 4-2 win over the Wentzville Lady Indians. Gutermuth scored goals in the 16th and 39th minutes in helping the Trojanettes jump out to a 3-1 lead at the half. Sandwiched between Gutermuthís goals was a goal by Ashley Blair on a penalty shot in the 33rd minute. The play transpired when Brittany Blairn cut from the Wentzville end line in front of the Lady Indiansí goal. After she beat her defender, her defender lunged out at Brittanyís feet with a slide tackle and pulled her down. Ashley Blair the promptly put the Trojanettes up 2-1.
The Trojanettes played extremely efficient defense against Wentzville considering the absence of Rebekah Ashburn and newly found defensive starwalt Nikki Baker. The trio of Ashley Blair, Carolyn Bopp, and Melissa Clark combined for five blocks, including three goal line blocks by Blair. Danielle Moxley made 10 saves in goal for Troy
The JV Trojanettes beat Hillsboro 3-0 on April 14. Lindsay Rook scored two goals and Rachel Cannon accounted for the other goal in the win. Against Wentzville the JV teams tied 0-0 in a very hard fought game. Troy had several chances including several close calls by Jenny Ottinger. The JV Trojanettes played an excellent defensive game and received stellar performances from freshmen Jaime Ballman and Lauren Montgomery, the teamís sweeper, among others.
The Trojanettes are enjoying one of the finest offensive performances in the programís history this year and are nearing several team and individual records. Their eight goals in the last two games have left them five goals shy of the team record of 33 goals, set last season, with at least ten games remaining in the season. Also approaching a record is freshman Brittany Blair, who with 10 goals is looking to challenge Brooke Nettís record of 15 goals in a season, which Brooke set last season in her senior year. Melissa Clark is currently the Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) leader in assists with 7, she needs three assists in the remaining games to break the record of 9 in a season, set by Angie Milosevich last year.
The next home games for the Trojanettes will be on Wednesday and Thursday April 26 and 27 at Clonts Field against St. Charles West and Ft. Zumwalt West respectively. The JV game will start at 4:30 p.m. and the Varsity contest will follow at 6:15 p.m. on both nights.
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