Indianapolis — Despite leading 2-0 at the half Saturday in their match-up against North Central, the Zionsville girls soccer team thought the lead could have been more.
It didn’t take them long to extend the lead. Natalie Estes scored four goals and the Eagles scored five in the first 15 minutes of the second half as they blew out North Central 8-1.
“We are very happy,” Zionsville head coach Ramon Aguillon said. “We had a good game Wednesday, (Aug. 15) against Lafayette Jefferson and finished the week strong. We said at halftime that we were up 2-0 but thought we could score more goals if we took some more shots and that was exactly what we did; we were really aggressive.”
Estes scored twice in the first half to give Zionsville a 2-0 lead after the first 40 minutes.
After the halftime break, the Eagles blew the game wide open.
Hannah Timbrook scored in the second minute of the second half and Katherine Ratz scored seven minutes later to make it 4-0.
Estes, Madison Lewis and Erica Becker then scored in the next six minutes to make it 7-0 with more than 20 minutes remaining.
The Eagles scored on five of their first eight shots in the half.
“At 2-0 they still thought it was a game so we wanted to come out and score some goals early,” Aguillon said. “We thought if we scored the third goal they would give up and when we scored in the first two minutes of the second half and you could see the wind leave them and thy gave up a little bit.
“The girls did well, we were really happy with the second half.”
For more of this story, read Tuesday’s Lebanon Reporter.