Carson girls win big over Wooster

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Two games and two easy wins.

The Carson girls soccer team steamrolled its second straight Sierra League opponent, blanking Wooster 12-0 on the strength of hat tricks by Kenzie Tillitt and Samantha Fishburn on Tuesday night at Carson.

Carson, 2-0 in league and 3-0-1 overall, visits Damonte Ranch on Saturday afternoon.

Carson, which has outscored its two league opponents 19-1, will be without Megan Jackson, who received a red card late in the first half. By Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association rules, she has to sit out one complete game, and coach Randy Roser intimated that she could be out longer.

Carson fans got a look at the future as Tillitt, a freshman, scored her hat trick in just 11 minutes. Eliza Matley had the other score as Carson built a quick 4-0 lead with 29 minutes, 18 seconds left in the half.

"She (Tillitt) has raw talent and she's fast," Roser said. "She's aggressive. Against better teams she's not going to be able to run the field and score three goals like she did.

"She's learning how to make runs and how to work off her midfielders."

Matley assisted on Nicole Updegrove's goal to make it 5-0. Carson scored an own goal with 7:25 remaining.

The absence of Jackson didn't seem to matter to the Senators, who scored six more times despite playing a person short.

"We play Galena next Tuesday, and if we had to play a person down that would make a huge difference," Roser said.

Brenda Luquin scored both of her goals in the first 14 minutes of the second half, Taylor Musselman added one with 16:28 remaining, and then it was Fishburn's show the rest of the way.

"Brenda is coming into her own," Roser said. "She came in a little bit unfit and now she's betting up to speed. Brenda will do well this year."

It was apparent that Carson toyed with Wooster most of the game. Roser urged his team to pass the ball around more before trying to score. Carson subbed liberally, which made for some sloppy second-half play.

"The worst thing you can do in soccer is to play keepaway because the game is about scoring," Roser said. "We were trying to build and get good shots. It's better if we keep attacking that way they (Wooster) can learn to stay compact defensively.

"They (Damonte) will be organized. Wooster wasn't organized. Damonte will be much more disciplined."

Emmy Heller and Tillitt shared time in goal. Wooster only got three shots on goal the entire game, and the first didn't come until the 52nd minute. Tillitt recorded all three saves.


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