By Nick Johnson
FORT JENNINGS - The Lincolnview Lady Lancers took on the Fort Jennings Lady Musketeers at Fort Jennings High School in soccer on Thursday night. The Musketeers beat the Lancers 9-0 in the match in which two Musketeers players were able to record hat-trick.Fort Jennings got the ball to start the first half. The Musketeers used good passing to knife the ball through the Lancers defense. With 26:54 left in the first half, junior Emily Grone was able to beat the Lancer's goal keeper Julia Thatcher for the first Fort Jennings goal of the match to make the game 1-0.
Grone struck again minutes later with her second goal of the match with 24:25 left in the first half to make the score 2-0 Musketeers.
With 10:51 left in the first half of the match, Fort Jennings got their third goal of the half from freshman Brandi Kaskel for the final goal of the first half to made it 3-0 Fort Jennings.
The second half was more of the same for Fort Jennings, as Grone connected with her third goal of the match when she scored with 39:24 for the fourth goal of the match to make it 4-0 Musketeers.
Fort Jennings score again with 32:43 left in the second half when Macy Schroeder got her first goal of the match to make it 5-0 Musketeers.
With less than two minutes having passed, Ashley Gable got her first goal of the match to make it 6-0 Fort Jennings with 30:53.
The Lancers moved keeper Julia Thatcher from the goal box to midfield, and brought in Courtney German to protect the net.
A couple minutes after the switch, Kristen Maag beat German for the seventh goal of the match to make it 7-0 with 23:37 left in the match.
With less than ten minutes left in the match, a second Musketeer got a hat trick on the night, When Kaskel connected with two goals one with 6:11 and one with 2:18 left to give Fort Jennings a 9-0 victory in the matchup against the Lancers.
"(This was a) good game. The last two games we have been controlling everything. We have been working on passing and shooting to start the season, we were struggling with some of that stuff, but now things are starting to fall together. Hopefully we can keep that stuff up for the rest of the season," said Fort Jennings coach Rodney Wagner.
"Overall we had good points and bad points. Fort Jennings is a very good team. (I'm) not pleased with how we played, but I'm not disappointed with our play. It can be tough after a game like this, but we just have to come out and practice hard and just play harder the next time we take the field for a game," said Lincolnview coach Katrina Smith.
Fort Jennings improves to 7-1-3 on the year and the Lancers drop to 4-6 on the season.