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Marcellus girls soccer drills three league opponents

Not only did the Marcellus girls soccer team have the OHSL Liberty division regular-season title sewed up, it got to play each of its five remaining regular-season games at home.

To start that long homestand, Marcellus made up the rained-out Sept. 30 game against Hannibal, and got to double digits on the board in an 11-1 romp over the Warriors.

Attacking all the way through, the Mustangs saw Kathryn Busa notch a three-goal hat trick as Alanna Todd and Jackie Epp each found the net twice.

Just behind them, Jessie Nye, Nicole Dorio, Erin Driscoll and Corey DePerno earned single goals. Lizzy Dean had two assists as Molly MacLachlan also earned an assist.

The fun continued Wednesday, against Jordan-Elbridge, with another all-out assault on the scoreboard in the course of a 10-0 shutout of the Eagles.

Not content with a 3-0 edge at halftime, Marcellus kept on attacking, with 37 shots overall. And by the time it was done, seven different players had put in goals, led by Nye, who had her own hat trick as she found the net three times and added an assist.

Driscoll stepped up for a pair of goals, while Alanna Todd earned a goal and two assists. Jackie Epp contributed one goal and one assist as Busa, Dorio and Elizabeth Zimmer also converted. MacLachlan, Becca Nolan and Kara Dooley notched single assists.

Solvay visited on Friday night and, through some of the season's most difficult conditions, the Mustangs won again, bashing the Bearcats 5-1.

Even facing the wind and rain in the first half, Marcellus jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Busa and Nye. Tessa Pucello put Solvay on the board later in the half, but Zimmer's goal, assisted by MacLachlan, made it 3-1 at halftime.

Pulling away in the late going, the Mustangs saw Nye score again and Epp also convert, as MacLachlan tacked on a second assist and Lizzy Dean got an assist, too. Jackson finished with eight saves, the same number as Solvay counterpart Chelsea Root.

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