The Smyrna High girls’ soccer team had no trouble finding the back of the net during a May 5 home game against non-conference opponent Dickinson.
The Eagles led 4-0 at halftime on their way to a dominant, 10-0 victory.
Smyrna allowed no corner kicks and zero shots on goal during the game.
Smyrna High junior Amanda Blood fueled the Eagles’ offense in the early going with back-to-back goals just three and five minutes into the game.
Smyrna senior Maggie Short led the Eagles with three goals, including one on a penalty kick.
Andrea Davis, a sophomore, scored a pair of goals for Smyrna.
Shannon Strosser, Gabby Russillo and Shae Ford also netted goals.
Russillo also had two assists in the game. Also chipping in with assists were Ford, Blood, Strosser, Melissa Malec and Lauren Driscoll with one each.
“We are getting better at the right time,” said Smyrna head coach Ryan Buchanan after the game.
The team has had to deal with some injuries here and there, but other players have stepped up, he said.
The Eagles, who improved to 7-4 with the victory over Dickinson, can still contend for a state tournament berth if they keep winning.
But there’s little room for error.
“We’d like to win out to achieve some of our goals from the preseason,” said Buchanan.
The Eagles still have remaining games against conference foes Milford, Dover and Polytech.
The Smyrna girls will close out the season at home on May 18 against Newark in a game that could have a significant impact on the state tournament field.
Here is a photo gallery from Smyrna High's 10-0 win over Dickinson on May 5.