APA improves to 7-1, blows out Calvary Day School
It doesn’t take much for Arendell Parrott Academy’s offense to score at times.
The Patriots defeated Calvary Day School 9-0 Friday, exploding for five goals in an 8-minute stretch in the first half. The game was called in 55 minutes due to the mercy rule, as APA improved to 7-1 with its fourth game scoring nine goals or more.
“We’ve basically run the same offense over the past three years,” Parrott coach Shivar Person said. “A lot of these girls started playing in the eighth grade and now they’ve gotten comfortable in it. Our defense has also played very well, even though we have a new goalie and back four.”
The Patriots have allowed just nine goals this season and goalie Ele Wooten said there’s potential to get even better.
“We’re still figuring out our communication, so there’s definitely room for improvement,” Wooten said.
Offense has still worked as the team’s calling card. Alex Melk recorded a hat trick and an assist, Megan Blair had two goals and an assist, Gisell Cervantes, Kaitlyn Iannace, Madison Thigpen and Brooke Holmes all had goals and Holmes, Rachel Alexander Lee, Lindsey Thomas and Annabelle Averett all had assists.
“We really turned up the intensity in this game, working well with each other,” Blair said. “We got the ball off of our feet faster, passing a lot better and setting up our teammates.”
The Patriots face Coastal Christian on the road Monday.