After a big 6-2 win against the Burlington School on Monday, the Wayne Country Day girls’ soccer team quickly turned around and played Wayne Christian on Tuesday.
It took a little time for the Chargers to find their groove against Wayne Christian, but the Chargers won their sixth game in a row after beating the Eagles 3-0.
“I thought we were a little slow, to be honest. We had a really tough game against Burlington School, and that was our best performance of the season, and it kind of took a little bit of energy out of us,” Wayne Country Day head coach Steve Ellis said. “I don’t think we were too pressed, and I think we were in control, but it took us a little bit of time to get going.
“Overall, I thought we did well.”
Throughout the first half, the Chargers controlled the game, but they could not find the back of the net, and the score was 0-0 at halftime.
“Credit to Wayne Christian because I think they set up pretty well defensively to stop us,” Ellis said. “They shut down the angles and the space for us, and it something that we needed to work around and breakthrough.”
The Chargers scored their first goal in the 52nd minute when Kate Hunter fired off a shot from inside the box. The ball deflected off the Wayne Christian goalie’s hands and into the net.
Nine minutes later, the Chargers made it 2-0 when, right after the mask break, Hunter scored her second goal of the game.
Wayne Country Day took a 3-0 lead in the 78th minute when Hayden Nielsen booted home a penalty kick to score her 11th goal of the season.
The Chargers, who started the season 0-4, improved their record to 6-4 overall with the victory.
“The girls have been positive the whole time, and in those first games, we couldn’t score. We should’ve won those first two games, and then we just started scoring, and it relieved the pressure,” Ellis said.
Wayne Country Day entertains John Paul II (2-5) on Friday.