Jayettes wield their power against the Monarchs
A bombardment of goals pushed the Jayettes passed the Monarchs and a ticket to regionals at Lewis Central.
Tuesday’s match-up at Perry’s Dewey Field against the Monarchs was over early.
The Jayettes offense exploded for five first half goals and then another two in the second half to earn them the 7-0 victory.
It was an overwhelming scoring performance led by Jayette Sydney Guerra’s hat trick.
Guerra was silenced throughout the first half and then came alive on back-to-back scores in the 12th and 11th minutes.
“I just had the mindset that I had to get to the ball first and that I could do it with the help of my teammates,” she said.
In the second half she picked up right where she left off with her third score from teammate Grace Marburger in just 41 seconds.
“I saw that Grace had it [the ball] and I told her to pass it over and she did exactly what she needed to do, that was really good team work,” Guerra said.
In the first half, Marburger opened up the scoring when she hit pay dirt on an unassisted goal in the eighth minute to put Perry up 1-0.
Two minutes later she earned another assist when RRC scoring leader Natalie Martinez slipped one passed the Goalie. Martinez added her second goal with 21 minutes left in the game.
Perry’s Jaelyn Waddle got in on the action with a solo goal in the 16th minute to put the home team up early, 3-0.
It was a bit more tame in the second half as Perry’s stifling defense took control and held the road team without a point.
Head coach Gilmar Guerra was proud of his team’s game plan execution, which is what he preached this week before the contest.
“The first 60 minutes we played just to try to score,” he said. “The final 20 minutes were a more pass and go game. That is what we practiced.”
Gilmar was positive his team would score having seen how the Monarchs barely squeaked by the Carrol Tigers, a team that during the season the Jayettes had beaten handily.
The team has a full week off before their June 6, regional bout at Lewis Central.