EATON — An offensive onslaught late in the first half by the hosting Eaton girls soccer team (2-3-0, 1-1-0 SWBL) spelled defeat for National Trail (1-4-1, 0-1-1 WOAC), who would eventually fall 5-1 on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Eaton got on the board first, and Trail quickly responded with a goal by senior Brienne Kosier, the Blazers’ first of the season.
Holding the tie, Trail began to fall behind due to a number of injuries, including to freshman defender Taryn Rucci and freshman goalkeeper Macyn Patton. Junior Harley Henderson and senior Leah Norton would later leave the game as well.
As the first half began to wind down, the Eagles capitalized, adding three goals late to make it 4-1 at the half. An additional goal in the second half made it a 5-1 final.
Eaton senior Rylee Ruebush led the Eagles with two goals, while senior Amyah Thacker, sophomore Emma Gebhart and freshman Lily Garcia each added a goal.
Junior Morgan Imhoff assisted on two goals, and Thacker and Garcia each finished with an assist.
In goal, senior Tiara Miles allowed no goals and saved one shot. Freshman Hannah Reddick allowed one goal and saved one shot.
For the Blazers, Patton allowed three goals and saved seven shots before exiting the game due to an injury.
Freshman Josie Stiner entered the game in relief, allowing two goals and saving nine shots.
“Stiner shined in her debut at goalkeeper after taking over for the injured Patton,” Trail coach Kenneth Stewart said.
Following the loss, the Blazers fell 7-0 to Madison on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Trail will travel to Preble Shawnee on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. before hosting Centerville (Indiana) on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.
The Eagles fell later in the week 3-2 to Brookville on Thursday, Sept. 2. Seniors Rylee Ruebush and Amiyah Thacker contributed goals, while freshmen Lily Garcia and Addison Campbell each assisted on a goal.
Eaton will host Valley View on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Carlisle on Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon.
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