The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Tigers girls’ soccer team beat the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs 10-0 in the semifinal round of regional play.
The Tigers started the game off strong with a goal within the first four minutes and held possession most of the first half.
The Tigers were able to shoot the ball through the Monarchs’ defense, unfortunately, none of the shots went into the net.
With 29 minutes left in the first half, the Tigers were awarded a corner kick. The kick went straight to Sydney Bertman who shot the ball to the goal, but the ball was deflected and bounced back out to Jordan Hook. Hook quickly shot the ball and the Tigers had their second goal of the game.
Just a minute and a half after the restart of the game, the Tigers earned their third goal. Gabbi Moss shot the ball, but just like Bertman’s, her shot bounced back out. Hook took control of the ball again and shot the ball back into the net.
After the restarting of the game and a shot by the Tigers, the Monarchs finally got possession of the ball. Caytlin Lee took the ball down the field and took the first shot for the Monarchs. Lee’s shot went just right of the net and the Tigers gained the ball back.
After a couple fouls called against the Tigers, the Monarchs control of the ball for a short time. There was only 19 minutes left in the half and Allie Cook took another shot for the Tigers which flew past the Monarchs’ keeper Kailey Pick and put the Tigers up 4-0.
The Tigers continued to control the ball even after an offsides call. Izzy LaFollette soon scored her second goal of the game with 15 minutes left in the first half.
Another offsides call was called against the Tigers, but once again this didn’t stop them. LaFollette took the ball again, and just a minute and a half after her last goal she finished her hat trick.
Other than a few shots, an offsides call and close-scoring free kick for the Monarchs, LaFollette’s goal was the final goal of the first half, allowing the Tigers to lead 6-0.
Just like the first half, the Tigers started the second half off strong. Bertman took the ball down the field immediately and scored the first goal of the half just 30 seconds in. The score was 7-0.
The Tigers continued shooting and within three minutes, Cook was down the field again passing the ball to Delaney Barton. Barton then shot the ball for the Tigers’ eighth goal.
In just six minutes, the Tigers fit in several more shots, which Pick was able to keep from going into the Monarchs’ goal. Although, after a pass from Hook, Bertman was able to tap the ball into the goal to put the Tigers up 9-0. Just one more goal to end the game.
The Monarchs’ defense was able to keep the Tigers’ shots from going into the goal for the next five minutes. With 25 minutes still left in the game, Cook ended the game when she sent the ball into the net for the tenth goal.
The Tigers’ ended up winning by mercy rule and will be moving on to the regional championship game on Monday, June 5. The Tigers will take on Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson at home at 6:00 p.m.