It was a record-setting day for the Trinity Lutheran girls soccer team on Saturday.
Emma Myers scored five goals to spark the Cougars to an 8-0 win over Herron of Indianapolis at home.
Those goals give Myers 63 for her career at Trinity to tie Kailene Cockerham for No. 1 on the career scoring list.
Coach Thom Hayes said it was one of the Cougars’ top performances of the season and is a good way to go into the sectional.
“We played well,” he said. “It was a good team effort. We scored our first corner of the season, and we scored our first two headers of the season, and it was good to see Emalee Goss get a hat trick.”
Myers and Goss each scored on headers.
Both teams missed shots early in the contest before Goss beat Herron’s goalie with 20:21 left in the first half.
Myers, who missed the first 12 minutes of the match because she was taking the SAT test, scored her header off of a corner at the 7:13 mark to give the Cougars a big boost.
Myers scored her second goal at 5:07, and Goss made it 4-0 at 4:46 of the half.
This was Myers’ second five-goal match of the season, as she also scored five against Salem.
Goss netted her third goal at 34:14 of the second half for a 5-0 cushion.
Myers made it 6-0 exactly 20 minutes after Goss’ third goal, and Myers made her last two goals at 8:30 and 5:30 to tie Cockerham’s career record.
“Emma has improved so much with her handling the ball and finishing her shots,” Hayes said.
Hayes said it was nice to get another shutout, but, “When the offense is playing well, I don’t go for shutouts. We had good ball movement.”
Senior Samantha Enzinger was in goal for the Cougars.
“She played well,” Hayes said.
Kaydence Miller moved to the middle of the field with Myers out for the start of the match and had four assists.
“She did a good job of passing the ball,” Hayes said.
Myers had one assist, and Bailey Reimer also had an assist.
Herron is 2-11-1 for the season.
Trinity is 9-7 and has won seven of its last eight since starting out 2-6.
“I’m excited about the sectional, and I’m excited about playing at home,” Hayes said. “I’m excited about our ball movement. We’ve got some players coming into it. I’m looking forward to the sectional.”
The Trinity girls will host Southwestern (Hanover) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Cougars defeated the Rebels 4-2 on the Southwestern’s field on Monday.
If the Cougars win that match, they will play Austin at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Cougars blanked the Eagles 6-0 earlier.
Trinity also will host a boys sectional that begins tonight with Trinity Lutheran (3-9-2) playing Christian Academy at 5 p.m., and Henryville will play Rock Creek. The Cougars lost to the Warriors 6-0 earlier.
The Seymour boys will host a Class 3A sectional with Jennings County facing Floyd Central at 5 p.m. today, followed by New Albany playing Jeffersonville at 7 p.m.
The Owls (6-7-1) will meet Bedford North Lawrence at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Owls defeated the Stars 1-0 last Thursday night.
The Seymour girls will play in the New Albany Sectional and will face the host Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Seymour beat New Albany 4-2 in a Hoosier Hills Conference game Sept. 9.