The Huntland High School Lady Hornets beat the Cannon County Lady Lions 6-1 on the road Monday for their 12th win of the season.
The Lady Hornets did most of their scoring in the first 10 minutes of the game as they cruised from there to end their regular season on a high note.
Huntland head soccer coach Amanda Tipps said she was happy to get the win, adding that the lopsided nature of the contest allowed her team to get creative with its lineups.
“I’m glad we came away with the win. We played hard,” she said. “We were able to play people in positions that they don’t normally play and expose them to some different stuff.”
The Lady Hornets got their first goal less than a minute after kickoff as Piper Cox tapped the ball into the net after receiving a cross from Logan McLennan. The goal was her ninth of the season.
Cox would return the favor about five minutes later as she put a cross near the goal, and McLennan knocked it into the net to make it a 2-0 game.
The scoring spree early in the game continued as Hazel Reed broke away for a goal to grow the lead to 3-0 just six minutes into the contest.
All three forwards for Huntland got involved in the fourth goal of the half as McLennan fired a cross to Cox, who passed it to Hazel Reed before Reed tapped it into the open net about eight minutes into the game. The goal was the 19th of the year for Hazel Reed.
The Lady Hornets began to rotate players around the field for the rest of the half with the contest already well within their control.
They led 4-0 at halftime.
The Lady Lions would get on the board in the second half as they put a shot into the corner of the net to put the lead at 4-1 with about 18 minutes remaining.
Huntland starting goalkeeper Megan Tipps was rotated to the forward position for the second half, and she would score her first goal of the season with about three minutes remaining to make it a 5-1 game.
McLennan added one more goal about a minute later as she scored off of a pass from Cox for her second goal of the day and her 11th of the year.
With the win, the Lady Hornets improved to 12-1-2 on the season.
They will next play at home against Richland High School or Fayetteville City High School in a semifinal game for their district tournament. A date and time for the game had not been announced at the time of writing.