Emily Haugen proved to be the difference for the Lambert Lady Longhorns in Friday night's Region 6-AAAAAA battle against North Forsyth.
Haugen put together a magnificent game scoring two goals while assisting on four others in the 7-0 victory over the Lady Raiders.
"It feels great," Haugen said on her performance. "I have to hand it to my teammates who finished my crosses."
One of Haugen's four assists came in the 60th minute when she crossed the ball into the box for Briarly Beauchamp which lead Beauchamp to put the ball in the back of the net and give Lambert a 5-0 lead.
With the Lady Longhorns playing their third game this week fatigue was a concern coming into the game.
"We knew that we would not necessarily get stronger as the game went on because of the toll that this week took on us," Longhorn head coach Scott Luthart said. "North Forsyth has always made us work for it so I think it was important to jump out on them early so we could get a leg up.”
The Lady Longhorns took their coaches advice and jumped out to an early lead. Olivia Haugan, Keely Cartrett and Beauchamp all scored in the first half to give the Lady Longhorns a 3-0 lead going into the half.
With a lead and fatigue starting to set in the Lady Longhorns played a more possessive game in the second half keeping the ball away from the Lady Raiders. The Longhorns went on to add four more goals to bring the final score to 7-0. Haugen, Beauchamp and Lauren Hong all got in on the scoring in the second half.
Throughout the game North also had their opportunities to get on the board, which included two corner kicks, but the Lady Raiders could not quite finish and put the ball in the net.
Lambert finished the game with 13 shots, eight of which were on goal, and three corners. North finished the game with four shots, two on goal, and two corner kicks.
Lambert boys 5, North Forsyth 0: A well-balanced Lambert attack proved to be too strong for North Friday night in their Region 6-AAAAAA match.
Lambert, winners of four straight, scored five goals with five different players and also held their fourth straight opponent to a shutout.
"These guys make coaching a lot of fun," Lambert head coach Chris Wilson said. "We're doing it on both sides of the ball. We're not only scoring but we're also defending."
Lambert found a way to effectively keep possession of the ball and make precise passes to the open man leading to open shots. Matt Elliot, Zane Ziegler, Cameron Bennett, Mac Shirley, and Dean Bogarde did the scoring for Lambert. The Longhorns took a total of 23 shots, 14 on goal.
North had seven corners and four total shots, three on goal, but could not capitalize and put the ball in the net.