The sky let the rain loose and Bishop Guilfoyle’s girls’ soccer team started letting the goals loose on Tuesday.
The top-seeded Lady Marauders (16-1-1) routed No. 8 seed Bald Eagle Area (8-10-1) 8-0 in their District 6 Class A quarterfinal game at Mansion Park.
“They did very well this season,” Lady Eagles coach Jared Moore said of his team. “They set the wins record. They played very well all season. I couldn’t be prouder of them. We just had a bad evening this evening.
“Bishop Guilfoyle has a really good team. That No. 14 (Alyssa McGhee), she is very good. They looked really good tonight and they are a really good team.”
Jordan Deleo got Bishop Guilfoyle on the board just eight minutes into the game. In the next 10 minutes, the Lady Marauders tallied three more goals to jump out to a 4-0 lead.
Delaney Myrick tallied two of those three goals coming four minutes apart. Her first came on a corner kick from Maria Ruggery. Myrick headed the ball towards the back post and past Lady Eagles keeper Dallis Dillon. At the 16th minute, Deleo centered a pass to Myrick, who took one shot got her own rebound and snuck it past Dillon. McGhee finished off the scoring spree at the 20th minute.
McGhee would tack on one more right before the half. McGhee finished with an assist and two goals, moving her season total to 62 goals. Deleo finished with two goals and an assist.
“Pleased with the way the ladies came out and made a statement,” Lady Marauders coach Harry McGhee said. “They retained possession and that’s what we came out to accomplish. We did a nice job of controlling the tempo of the game.”
Bald Eagle Area had very little to no offensive spark as Bishop Guilfoyle’s defense acted as a force field around midfield. The Lady Eagles were outshot 10-2 and were unable to register a corner kick as the Lady Marauders tallied six. Dillon finished with four saves for Bald Eagle Area.
“I feel we didn’t get to see a whole lot of their defense,” Moore said jokingly. “We were doing a lot of defense ourselves. With the rain, I feel like if we would’ve got a few more shots on target it might have been a different outcome.”