The Dallas Center-Grimes Fillies soccer team hosted the first round of regionals on May 26. The Fillies played the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter Raiders. The Fillies will be moving on to the second round after winning by mercy rule (10-0) against the Raiders.
It didn’t take long for the Fillies to dominate the game. The ball was on the Fillies side of the field almost immediately and shots were made almost immediately as well.
Sophomore Zoey Chumbley made the first goal for the Fillies with 34 and a half minutes left in the first half.
Not even a minute after restarting the game, the Fillies’ shot the ball again. The ball didn’t make it in the first try, but when it bounced back out, Natalie Paulson took the opportunity and shot the ball again. This time, the ball went straight to the back of the net. Just six minutes into the game, the Fillies were up 2-0.
Once again, after restarting the game, the Fillies gained control of the ball. This time, they didn’t get any shots in before the Raiders got the ball. The Raiders were able to gain possession when the Fillies had a foul called against them. Unfortunately for them, they weren’t able to make it far enough down the field to get a shot in.
It took the Fillies another ten minutes and four more shots before they scored another goal. Chumbley passed the ball off to Maddie Duey who slid the ball right past the Raiders’ keeper.
When the game was restarted, the Raiders were finally able to gain control of the ball again. They made it far enough down the field to take a shot. The shot missed and the Fillies were back in control.
With 14 minutes left in the first half, Duey made her second goal of the game. Alyssa Straton shot the ball first, but it bounced right back out right to Duey to shot the ball again. The score was now 4-0.
Just a minute later, Grace Kruse scored another goal for the Fillies. The Fillies kept possession even after restarting the game and Milena Foggia shot the ball just 15 seconds in. Foggia’s shot went high up into the net and the score was now 6-0.
The Raiders gained the ball for a while after the restart. When the Raiders made it far enough down the Fillies had a foul called against them. The foul gave the Raiders a free kick which came close to the net, but keeper Skylar Robertson was able to stop the shot.
Just two minutes after their last goal, Alexa Smith scored the seventh goal for the Fillies. The clock continued ticking down with no shots being made, but the Fillies keeping possession of the ball.
With four minutes left in the half, Duey finished her hat trick when she kneed the ball into the goal. Duey’s goal finished the half 8-0.
Filly Kaylin Berghoefer immediately took control of the ball when the second half began. With 39 minutes left in the half, Berghoefer shot and scored another goal for the Fillies.
The game went on, and it wasn’t until there was 33 minutes left that the Raiders finally gained control of the ball after a foul was called against the Fillies.
The ball made it far enough down the field that the Raiders earned a corner kick. The kick came close, but keeper Anna Pion saved the ball.
The Fillies took the ball back down the field and with 28 minutes left in the game, Grace Kruse shot her second goal. The ball went in and the Fillies finished the game 10-0.
The Fillies now have A 8-9 record on the season and will be playing Norwalk tonight (May 30) at 6:00 p.m.