Charleston freshman Ella Garrett scored five goals to lead the Trojans past St. Teresa, 5-4, in girls soccer action Monday.
Garrett took a pass from Makenzie Pamperin, dribbled down the right side and slid a shot into the left corner for her first goal in the 25th minute.
St. Teresa tied the score with a goal 10 minutes later.
The teams traded goals in rapid-fire succession at the beginning of the second half.
Garrett scored unassisted four minutes into the second half followed by a St. Teresa goal four minutes later.
Six seconds after the kickoff, Garrett scored again on an assist from Tori Lyndsey.
Just 30 seconds after that, St. Teresa scored an equalizer.
Several minutes afterward, Ella Garrett scored when she grabbed a rebound off the cross bar and scored 13 minutes into the half. Logan Webster had taken a free kick from about 45 yards out.
Hannah Buescher then worked the ball up the sidelines, passed to Mallie Hanner, who, in turn, sent a pass to Garrett to set up another goal that gave Charleston its biggest lead at 5-3.
“The overlap of volleyball, which Ella played, definitely affected us early on in that she hadn’t played much soccer with her varsity teammates,” Charleston coach Josh Garrett said. “As they get more comfortable playing together they are finding effective ways to get her the ball. Ella is a great finisher. That’s the best skill she brings to the team. She’s a fantastic shooter and we need that up top.”
St. Teresa scored one final time in the 29th minute.
Charleston took 17 shots, eight on goal. Isabella Kieffer made seven saves.
“We played hard today,” Josh Garrett said. “We did a great job of learning from our last two practices and played smart soccer. As a coaching staff we had a lot of fun today watching people have breakout games. Tori Lyndsey and Hannah Buescher played the best they’ve ever played. Mallie Hanner was a key defender in the midfield. Isabella Kieffer had some big saves and Ella Garrett capitalized on her chances. Just a good all around effort.”