The Franklin County Rebelettes beat the Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes 9-0 on the road Tuesday for their third win of the season.
Everything went right for the Rebelettes as they scored eight goals in the first half alone before wrapping up the game with the mercy rule in the second half.
Franklin County head soccer coach Kent Bean said that the game was a stellar effort from his players as they put in plenty of effort and played with confidence.
“It was an awesome game. The girls played hard. They finally combined just playing hard, having fun and playing with confidence,” Bean said. “You do all three of those things and that’s what happens.”
Chyenna Luttrell got the first goal of the day for the Rebelettes just seven minutes into the contest as she fired a loose ball into the back of the net.
The next goal came a few minutes later when Mariah Shull lobbed a high ball into the box which bounced over the goalkeeper’s head and into the goal.
Savannah Wenger joined the scoring effort with 28 minutes remaining in the first half when she fired a shot from just outside the goal box to make it 3-0.
Kara McDaniel broke away from the Shelbyville defense and poked the ball into the net with 26 minutes remaining in the half to make it 4-0.
The score would remain at 4-0 for an extended period of time until Gracie Morse scored on a ball deflected off of a corner kick with 12 minutes remaining in the half.
This set up another quick series of goals as Shull found the net for the second time in the contest and Ellla Masters added a score one minute later to make it 7-0 late in the first half.
The Rebelettes were not done for the half yet as Luttrell added her second goal of the night in the final minute to make it 8-0.
They led 8-0 at halftime.
The Rebelettes continued to keep up the offensive pressure in the second half while knowing that one more goal would bring an early end to the contest.
The decisive goal would be scored off of the feet of Morse less than five minutes into the second half to wrap up the nine-goal victory.
The Rebelettes have seen plenty of close misses on shots over the course of the season, and Bean said that a performance like this had been due for a long time.
“We’ve been shooting well in all of our games. We just haven’t been able to hit the goal. We’ve been thinking that, at some point, it would happen,” Bean said. “We got a couple and finally started getting in the groove, getting some confidence and having fun with it.”
With the win, the Rebelettes improved to 3-3-3 on the season and 3-2 in district play.
They will next play Sept. 26 at Lincoln County High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.