Getting on the field for just the second time this season, the Decorah girls soccer team (2-0) easily handled Waterloo East Monday night, winning 10-0.
The Vikings had 45 shots, with 22 coming on goal, while the Trojans had just 2 shots, both on goal. Decorah goalkeeper Olivia Rauk made both saves.
Abby Arend got things going just 1:25 into the game, scoring on a pass from Anja Arend. At 5:45, senior Brinn Anderson took a pass from Ab. Arend to get a score. Back-to-back scores by Stef Bjerke, with assists from Taylor Lane, made it 4-0 less than 10 minutes into the game. The first half concluded with scores from Ab. Arend (assist An. Arend), and two from Lindsay Smith (with one assisted by Ab. Arend and one unassisted).
In the second half, Ab. Arend, An. Arend and Smith all found the back of the net.
"This was another good game to build on. The girls were able to try new things, test out a formation and build some confidence," said Coach Julie Shockey. "Going into a busy couple of weeks, it was great to be able to get everyone in for experience on the field."
The Vikings defeated the Waterloo East JV team 7-0.
Goals were scored by Makayla Patterson (3), Kahler Folkedahl (3) and Anna Swanson. Assists came from Courtney Olson (2), Madison Hoyme, Swanson and Sky Kelley.
Freshmen Daria Lundtvedt and Emily Womeldorf split time in the goal.
The Vikings host Independence today, Thursday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, they are at Dubuque Hempstead at 10 a.m. while Monday, April 22, the Vikes are at Denver at 5:30 p.m.