For The Tribune
The Danville girls soccer team used its depth and experience to defeat Trinity Lutheran 10-0 on the Cougars’ field Saturday.
The Cougars had an excellent chance to take a quick 1-0 lead as they controlled the ball at the start and advanced it toward the Danville goal only to have a shot sail wide left of the goal.
The Warriors controlled the ball during the next six minutes before getting shots at 33:40 and 32:20 only to have goalie Lexi Keller make saves for the Cougars.
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Danville continued to attack the Trinity defense with crosses on a regular basis and finally scored at the 30:09-mark.
Danville attempted eight more shots in the next seven minutes before Madison Deckard’s goal made it a 2-0 game at 23:33.
Ella Davis added two goals later in the half as the Warriors opened a 7-0 lead at the half.
The Cougars mounted an offensive attack with two minutes remaining in the half only to have a shot sail wide right of the goal.
Danville increased its lead to 10-0 with 23:04 left in the contest.
Maddie Bell had a shot on goal for the Cougars with 23 minutes remaining, but her attempt was stopped by the Danville goalkeeper.
The Cougars also had two strong attacks in the final two minutes, but again they were denied by the Warriors’ goalie.
“It was a tough loss for Trinity,” Cougars coach Jeff Nolting said. “A more experienced Danville team outmatched TL.”
Danville held a 19-2 advantage in shots in the first half and a 34-7 margin for the game.
“In her second game as goal keeper, Lexi Keller gave a great effort in goal with 24 saves,” Nolting said.
The loss dropped Trinity to 2-8 for the season.
The Cougars will have two chances to get in the win column this week, traveling to Christian Academy of Indiana on Tuesday before hosting Salem on Thursday.