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Girls Soccer: Rochester John Marshall drubs Red Wing

Facing a winless Rochester John Marshall, the Red Wing girls soccer team had a an opportunity to turn in its first win of the season. Instead, the Rockets controlled the game, scoring three times in each half to pull away, 6-0.

“To be honest, (coach) David (Thurston) and I both said this needed to be a wake-up call for our team because this was a winless team as well,” said co-head coach Paul McNamee. “We did a few things well, but we really didn’t play that well. If we want to b e competitive this season, we need to step up.”

The Wingers managed just nine shots on goal for the game, well behind the 28 the Rockets were able to get off. Maddie Hardyman stopped 12 of JM’s shots in the first half before giving way to Serena Scanlon in the second half. Scanlon stopped 10 shots in her 40 minutes of work.

The substitution in net might be a sign of things to come for the Wingers () over the next couple of weeks.

“Being over halfway point, we’ve come to the conclusion that everyone needs to be more accountable. If there’s a problem on the field, we can’t let them finish a shift any more,” McNamee said. “If you come to one of our games in the future, you might be seeing a lot of substitutions. That’s just where we are with it.”

That new philosophy could be put to the test Tuesday when the Wingers travel to Minneapolis to take on the Academy of Holy Angels (9-0).

“(Holy Angels is) atrong as always,” McNamee said. “It’s a good time to get serious for us. We’ve had a number of games where we (as coaches) have said that we can get killed or we can be competitive. Unfortunately, we’ve been getting killed.”

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