To put a four-goal game in perspective for the Moffat County High School girls soccer team one must go to the record books.
Last season the team scored nine total goals, with five coming in one game. The season before the Bulldogs found the back of the net three times.
Thursday night MCHS scored four goals, including a hat trick from freshman Brittany Rummel, and the Bulldogs picked up the win 4-3 against Olathe.
"We dominated a lot of the game," said coach Carla Bamford. "We were winning the 50-50 balls and it was great game for us."
Rummel has proven to be the offensive threat for MCHS thus far in the season with four of the Bulldog's five goals. Senior Jeni Bamford has assisted her on three of those goals.
"The seniors and freshman are gelling well," coach Bamford said. "It has made us strong all the way through."
The Bulldogs scored first and took a 3-2 lead into halftime. The Pirates tied it up 15:45 into the second half.
Rummel's hat trick put the Bulldogs up for good in the second half and the Bulldogs enjoyed a victorious bus trip home.
"They were pretty excited on the bus trip home," coach Bamford said.
"But is was a good excited not an obnoxious excited."
Goalie Kelly Howle had 10 saves in the winnning effort for MCHS.
In the last four seasons Olathe has provided three of the Bulldogs' four wins. MCHS will go for its first conference win in team history this weekend against Steamboat Springs at 1 p.m.
"We haven't heard much about them but they're always good," coach Bamford said.
"But if we play like we have been I think we can play with Steamboat."
In the junior varsity game MCHS rolled over the Pirates 9-2. Jenna Cook was a scoring machine with four goals, making her season total seven in two games. Kayloni Grinolds added two goals and Lauren Stover, Megan Cook and Maggie Blackstun each put tallied one goal.
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