PELLA — The sixth-ranked Pella girl’s soccer team hosted Oskaloosa Tuesday night at Pella High School. The Lady Dutch had a relentless offensive attack highlighted by five goals from Abby Warner, leading to a 9-0 win over the Indians.
Pella wasted little time getting on the board, three minutes into the game Warner capitalized on a breakaway opportunity, her first goal of the night was placed just to the right of the diving Oskaloosa goalie.
The game would remain 1-0 for 10 minutes as Indians Goalkeeper Kyrsten DeWees did her best fending off the Pella attack, recording two saves.
The pressure finally led to another goal with 27 minutes left in the first half, when Faith Diers found the back of the net off a nice pass from Macy Schulz.
Seven minutes later, Schulz would get a shot on goal that was batted down by Dewees only to go right back to the leg of Shulz and into the goal, extending the lead to 3-0.
After multiple Oskaloosa saves, Warner kept the pressure on the Indian defense, causing a defender to get tangled up with the goalie and leading to a free goal, her second of the night.
A couple good defensive stops by the Indians kept the game where it was until Warner secured the hat trick with a nice shot that just got above the outstretched arms of DeWees. Giving the Lady Dutch a 5-0 lead going into the half.
The second half started slow but the pressure from Pella was still there. A nice save by Dewees on a shot from Shulz kept the score where it was but with 29 minutes left in the game Erin Nossaman added another for Pella on a breakaway goal.
Three minutes later, Camile Dixon took a pass from Schulz and with some nice foot work got herself an open look and found the top right corner of the net, giving Pella a 7-0 lead.
The Pella offense was not letting up and over the next 10 minutes of the game they put up 10 shots. Multiple shots were saved by DeWees until Warner used her boot to find the back of the net for her fourth and fifth time of the night. The goals were separated by less than a minute.
The Lady Dutch would remain on the attack until the final whistle, giving themselves a 9-0 win.
Warner’s five goals takes her season total to eight, and DeWees had a busy day for the Indians, recording 15 saves.
No. 6 Pella (6-2) will be back in action at 7 p.m. Thursday night against Nevada at the Pella Soccer complex.
Oskaloosa (2-5) will look to rebound on May 4th against Indianola in Oskaloosa.