“The girls did a good job of taking control, scoring the first goal six minutes into the game,” head coach Phil Phillips said Wednesday.
Cass added two more first-half goals, in the eighth and 10th minute, and it had a 3-0 lead at the break against Gilmer in a contest played Tuesday night.
Coaches made some adjustments at halftime and the Lady Colonels scored six goals in the second half to secure the victory.
Paving the way offensively for the Lady Colonels were Jana Morning, who found the net four times and also contributed two assists for goals; Katelynn Harbeke, who tallied three goals (hat trick); and Mallary Hedden, who was the leading assist leader with three for goals.
First-half scoring by Cass came courtesy of Harbeke, who scored the first goal in the sixth minute, and Morning, who scored a goal with an assist by Harbeke in the eighth minute and her third goal with an assist by Laken Bennett in the 10th minute.
Scoring in the second half included Hedden, who scored the team’s fourth goal with an assist by Morning in the 53rd minute; Harbeke, fifth goal with an assist by Hedden in the 55th minute; Isela Moraga, sixth goal with an assist by Morning in the 63rd minute; Morning, seventh goal unassisted in the 68th minute; Harbeke, eighth goal with an assist by Hedden in the 70th minute; and Morning, ninth goal with an assist by Moraga in the 74th minute.
“It was a good night for our team,” Phillips said. “It was especially nice to see the girls finishing shots on goal. The defense played an exceptional game, allowing six shots on goal and goalie Rachel Jackson received her second shutout of the season.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time with the start of region play.”
Cass is 2-4 overall and 1-0 in region play.
The Lady Colonels next play Friday when they visit Pickens County High School.