In the Region 3B quarterfinal battle of the Monroes last Thursday, the William Monroe High School girls soccer team dominated over James Monroe High School 12-0.
“We started with a senior-heavy lineup trying to get some experience on the field, play calm and try to maintain our triangles and then subbed in the young girls and tried to really change pace and go at them,” said head coach Jeremy Lamm. “I think the heat and only having two subs really just caught up with them and we were able to keep it rolling.”
Two Dragons earned hat tricks on the night, sophomore Sydney Dombrovskis and junior Sidney Dean earned four each.
Senior Olivia Binggeli started it off with a great shot on goal, followed by a beautiful cross and finish by freshman Jordan Foley.
“Freshman Sydney Devory showed the touch and patience we’ve seen from her all season and settled and ripped a well-placed ball,” Lamm said. “Then it just seemed to not slow down. We had six different scores at half and Dombrovskis finished with four and an assist as well as three players with multiple goals.”
Senior Anna Baker had two goals and an assist, including a header off a cross by Foley. Junior Sophie Turner also had two scores, including a header off a cross by Dean.
“The unselfish play is what impressed me the most. The girls were looking to set up one another and truly played like the family we’ve talked about all season. When you have seven scorers and seven players with assists that’s a pretty fantastic night,” Lamm said. “Hopefully we can carry the momentum into Tuesday and finally get ourselves a state berth.”
The Dragons were scheduled to host Spotsylvania County High School for the 3B regional semifinals on Tuesday after press time.