The Pennant

Girls Soccer: No. 1 Kingsmen cruise past Wildcats in sectional opener

By GARRETT WENZEL

Coach Jeff Hart’s defending state champion and No. 1-ranked Penn Kingsmen Girls Soccer Team opened the Penn Sectional with a 9-0 victory against South Bend Riley on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Penn (17-0-1) advances to the semifinal game against South Bend Adams on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Penn stung Riley with six goals in a seven-minute span in the first half.

Lauren Cernak scored a goal in the fifth minute to put the Kingsmen on the board.

Kristina Lynch followed that with a goal in the seventh minute to put Penn up 2-0.          

Lynch scored her second goal in the ninth minute.

Lauren Hamilton followed that with a goal in the 11th minute to make a 4-0.

Brooke VanDyck also scored in the 11th minute to make it 5-0 Kingsmen.

Haylee Shahan scored in the 12th minute to make it 6-0 Kingsmen.

Molly McLaughlin added to the Kingsmen scoring total with a goal in the 19th minute.

Sydney Egendorfer scored in the 48th minute to make it 8-0 Penn.

Mallory Lehman closed out the scoring in the 54th minute to make it 9-0 Kingsmen.