Lily Jensen goes flying over Natalie Rogers of Mingus in the first half of the Badgers 6-0 win over the Marauders.
The Prescott Badgers girls soccer team had to wait a couple of extra days to open this season, but it turned out just fine, with a 6-0 win over the Mingus Marauders.
The Badgers were scheduled to host Poston Butte on Tuesday, but the new field was still holding on to its blanket of snow. So today marked the beginning of the new season.
Prescott coach Paul Campuzano, in his third year at the helm, now has a 28-7-2 record. Campuzano said, "It was a bit of a slow start, but the girls were solid in possession. We controlled the game and showed a toughness that made me proud."
It took a little bit for Prescott to get on the board, with Nicole Raiss netting her first of the season at the 27:32 mark in the first half. That would be it for the scoring, as the Badgers held Mingus to only one shot on goal. Prescott had seven at that point.
The second half saw multiple goals by the home team. Lily Jensen scored the next two, with 36:40, and 30:28 on the clock.
A couple minutes later Sawyer Magnett scored her goal with 28:13 left. Riley Petkovich's goal came with 23:20 left and the final goal of the game came from Emma Alvarez with 13:38 remaining. Alexa Sell was solid on defense and had an assist.
The Badgers finished with 15 shots on goal, to the Marauders 5. Mingus (0-1) will play at Buckeye on Tuesday.
The Badgers (1-0) in the Grand Canyon Region, (1-0) overall, will hit the road for the next two games. The first will be next Tuesday at Saguaro (6pm), followed by a visit to Seton Catholic in Chandler, on Friday, December 6. That one starts at 5pm.