by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s young women’s soccer team went on the biggest scoring spree in history Saturday, scoring a record eight goals in an 8-0 blanking of Metropolitan Community College on the Blue River campus.
Led by sophomore Kayla Deaver and freshman Melisa Siegel, the Blue Devils took a 3-0 lead in the first 15 minutes and led 6-0 at halftime.
The win was the third in a row and boosted KCKCC’s overall record to 5-1 heading into a 2 p.m. collision Wednesday with arch-rival Johnson County in Overland Park.
The game will have far-reaching effects on the Jayhawk Conference race. The Blue Devils (2-1) are one of four teams with just one loss along with Butler (3-1), Cowley (3-1) and Coffeyville (2-1).
A forward from Lee’s Summit, Deaver had a “hat trick” with three goals along with two assists while Siegel had one goal and assisted on four others
“Deaver was shot out of a cannon in the opening minutes and we just kept rolling, ” KCKCC coach Shawn Uhlenhake said.
The other goals were scored by sophomore Ruth Nunez of Liberal and freshmen Maddy Broeker of Lincoln, Nebraska; Jaidyn Yingling of Topeka Seaman; and Kayley Pedersen of Shawnee Mission West.
“We played well, we really did,” Uhlenhake said. “I felt from the time we stepped on the field for warmups that we were ready to play. The defense got a shut out which was good; they deserved it. “
“We got better today,” assistant coach Sara Matthews said. “It was good for us to implement our ideas in possession and get everyone involved in the run of play. Melissa Siegel had another game of playing perfect balls through the defense and had four assists.”
Defensively, freshman Jaidyn Takaishi and sophomore Karleigh Enyart were credited with the shutout in goal.
“Sydney Guerra and Paige Liston anchored a solid back line,” Matthews said. “Sydney continuously talks and organizes us from the back; Paige was solid winning balls and distributing.”