By Jeremy McDonald
AURORA, Ore.– North Marion went back to work Monday afternoon banged up with injuries, but here they were finding a way to getting back on track defeating Madras 8-0 back on home turf.
“We’re not just stretching extra, but (Head) Coach (Ben) Bonser is doing extra subbing. We’re really using our energy at the right time to be intense but not too overly intense,” Mya Hammack said.
Both Hammack and Dominique Huapeo missed time in the squads 4-0 defeat to Gladstone Thursday night. The duo was on the first goal of the game in the 17th minute when Huapeo set-up the first of three Hammack goals that the Senior would end up scoring.
Despite the slow start, North Marion led 4-0 at the halftime break. Hammack had two goals (17’, 23’), Saylor Swanson (33’) and Domnikka Lyon (21’ also added first half goals.
“It’s always our goal to get started and get going. Sometimes we struggle with it, but I always think by the end we always do good,” said Teagan Welch. “I think in practice we’re doing really good working on it. We warm-up really well, but a lot of us have injuries right now so we’re working hard to fix those. I think we’re doing good.”
“We started off slow against Gladstone and I think that kind of led to the downfall of the game. But I think starting off strong in a game just will help us build momentum into the game and help us win overall,” adds Hammack, who got her hat trick early in the second half.
Carter Crawford scored in the 60th minute and Welch scored back-to-back goals in the 60th and 61st minute to force the mercy-rule, giving the Huskies their fourth win of the season. North Marion will be heading to Madras Thursday afternoon for their rematch with the White Buffaloes.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald