Trinity girls soccer scores nine goals in win over Charlestown


Trinity Lutheran High School’s girls soccer team shell-shocked Charlestown on Wednesday night.

Behind four goals by freshman Kailene Cockerham, the Cougars blanked the Pirates 9-0.

In total, the Cougars (3-1) recorded 31 shots while holding the visitors shot-less.

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The Cougars first got on the board when Mary Matthews finished a cross from Sidney Hoene from about 10 yards with 29:16 left in the first half.

Cockerham hit a cross from Flossie Cooper to put the Cougars up 2-0 before adding another, off an assist by Matthews, at the 3:19-mark.

A cross by Cockerham found Hoene 30 seconds later, and Hoene buried the ball in the back of the net to extend the Cougars’ lead to 4-0 going into intermission.

Maddie Bell got on the board less than five minutes into the second half by finishing a short pass by Matthews.

After Cockerham secured her first-ever hat-trick, on a goal off a rebound, Bell scored her second of the night off an assist by Emilee Lang.

In the final 10 minutes, Emma Goecker and Cockerham each added goals to put the game further out of reach.

“I think our passing is so much better,” Trinity coach Jeff Nolting said. “They are finding feet now. Before, we were passing too much to space. We’re now working one-two combination passes. It’s creating more offense. It think Ashley (Goecker) and Emma (Goecker) have been playing great together in the back. We’re seeing small improvements that go a long way when it comes to possessing the ball.”

The win was the largest margin of victory since the program started in 2015, Nolting said.

Nolting said that he was able to rest some of his players and work on different combinations with the big lead against Charlestown.

“We moved some players around,” he said. “I tried to rest some legs because Southport is going to be a physical game. We worked on some things and played well.”

The Cougars have recorded two straight shutouts going into tonight’s game with Southport.

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