SV girls score early, often against Fredericktown to stay unbeaten


The St. Vincent girls soccer team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday. The Indians scored early and often as they defeated Fredericktown 8-0 in just 47 minutes at the Bank of Missouri Soccer Complex.
“We are just playing really well right now,” St. Vincent coach Todd Strattman said. “Everyone is talking and communicating well and the girls just work well together.”
The victory moved St. Vincent to 4-0 this season and the team has outscored its opponents 25-1 in the four contests. Not even Strattman foresaw such a great start.
“I thought it would take a few games to work everything out,” he said. “We have a great lineup and when someone comes in off the bench it seems like there is little drop off. It’s really nice to see that this early in the season.”
The Indians were led by Cailyn Prost and Lana Adams who each scored two goals apiece and both also added an assist to the ledger. Sadie Cissell, Allie Patrick, Haley Emmendorfer, and Abigail Schilling also added tallies for St. Vincent, who outshot the Blackcats 20-1 in the process.
The theme for the Indians so far this season has been its quick, dynamic scoring early in games. That continued on Tuesday when the Indians scored a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes and the goals kept coming from there.
Prost scored in the 20th minute when she stepped in front of the Fredericktown goalkeeper for a cross and took a shot on a wide open net. Patrick scored less than one minute later to give the Indians a 4-0 lead.

“Scoring quickly has been a thing for us so far,” Strattman said. “We scored on Cape Central in 21 seconds and last night against Hillsboro we scored quickly too. It’s something that is nice to see and really helps jumpstart what we like to do offensively.”
Cissell scored in the 27th minute and Prost hit the cross bar . The only thing that seemed to go wrong for the Indians was that the team missed a penalty kick in the 34th minute.
However, St. Vincent still led 6-0 at the half.
The scoring continued for the Indians in the second half as Prost scored less than 90 seconds after the opening kickoff on a cross from Emmendorfer to give St. Vincent a 7-0 lead. Schilling scored the final goal on a penalty kick to give the Indians the victory.
While the scoring was on par for the Indians, the defense was as well. Fredericktown could not possess the ball long enough to generate any offense, so the Indians had the ball on their offensive half of the field for a large majority of the game.
“Our defense has played really well too this year,” Strattman said. “The offense gets a lot of the credit, but the defense is there to feed the ball up to our playmakers and they are able to do something with it. It’s really been a team effort so far this year.”
St. Vincent will continue its season Thursday when they travel to Farmington.