Panther girls silence Thunder

Panorama's Ella Waddle slides the ball past the Des Moines Hoover keeper for a goal April 1. Photo courtesy Panorama Schools.

PANORA — Thursday’s girls soccer match between visiting Grand View Christian and Panorama lasted only 40 minutes, ending at the half after the host Panthers erupted for 13 goals.

Senior goalie Ashley Clark spent 30 uneventful minutes between the pipes for the Panthers (3-0), with freshman Cassidy Richards occupying the goal for the final 10 minutes, during which she, too, did not face a single shot.

“Bryn Steffen provided the leadership in the back as we rotated through the roster,” Panorama co-head coach Curt Thornberry said. “Jaelyn Waddle helped lock up play between the front and back. We had 25 girls play (in the match).”

Sophomore Ella Waddle and freshman Laci Rishel each had a hat trick (three goals) with sophomore sisters Audrey and Paige Cmelik each scoring twice. Senior Taylor Rishel, junior Anna Holloway and sophomore Deanna Solorzano also found the net for the home team.

Ella Waddle now has seven goals through three games, with Laci Rishel having scored six times and each Cmelik sister five times.

Laci Rishel scored in the second minute, Waddle in the fourth and ninth and Rishel again in the 11th for a 4-0 lead. Waddle’s third goal came in the 12th minute, with Audrey Cmelik scoring in the 14th minute, while Paige Cmelik scored twice in a 20-second span in the 17th minute to push the margin to 8-0.

A Laci Rishel goal 18 seconds after the second Paige Cmelik score was followed just over a minute later by an Audrey Cmelik goal as the onslaught grew to 10-0. Holloway (25th minute), Taylor Rishel (26th minute) and Solorzano (34th minute) capped the scoring.

Assists in the match were not provided.

Panorama hosts Logan-Magnolia had a coed set Tuesday, with the girls playing a 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. The Panther girls will then visit Ballard Thursday for their first road action of the season.


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