Everyone got in on the act for the Lady Tigers in their second win in in a row to start the season. Six different players scored in a 7-0 win on the road at Parkview – four of them for the first time in a varsity contest.
The scoring in the first half was more conventional for Republic, with two familiar faces getting the Lady Tigers on the board early. In the 14th minute, senior Sarah Hicks took advantage of a moment of hesitation by Parkview goalkeeper Emma Dragon, who blocked a shot but watched the ball spin toward the goal line to her right. As Dragon waited for the ball to go out of bounds, Hicks stepped up and knocked it into the net, putting Republic ahead 1-0.
Seven minutes later, Clara Fronabarger played Tyra Campbell’s free kick from about 40 yards out and beat the defense, putting the ball away for a 2-0 Republic lead.
In the second half, the Lady Tigers pulled away with a wide variety of weapons. Junior midfielder Emma Jaquess scored her first varsity goal in the 56th minute, crossing the ball from right of the goal into the middle. The shot floated into the left corner to make the score 3-0.
About five minutes after that, sophomore Aylora Crowe scored her first varsity goal, lifting the ball over the keeper from the left side. The ball tipped off Dragon’s fingers before rolling over the goal line.
Senior Alicyn Hernandez became the third player of the night to tally her first varsity goal about four minutes later, and Tyra Campbell, a defender who seldom sees the front half of the field, took advantage of an opportunity to put the ball in the next with about nine minutes remaining in the game. That made the score 6-0, and Fronabarger capped the scoring with her second goal of the night – and her fourth in two games.
“I think we were all pushing each other to be better and to get all the goals we could,” Crowe said.
Hernandez said her goal was more meaningful because her friend Alyssa Fonseca got the assist. “Mine was pretty cool. I got it from my right-hand man, Fonzie. She passed me the ball and I just walked up and kicked it right in and it went over her hands,” Hernandez said.