MOORESVILLE — For as muddy and slippery as the pitch was, there was nothing sloppy about the Plainfield girls’ soccer team’s sectional opening performance.
With junior Sophie Warren’s hat trick leading the way, the Quakers flattened the Mooresville Pioneers 9-2 on a damp Mooresville field last night.
“Once we got a couple, we had the momentum going ahead. But we knew going into the game it was going to be a fight,” Plainfield coach Kristen Robbins said. “I don’t look at the score and think it was huge win or anything. It felt like a 1-1 game.”
Plainfield (13-2-3) avenged a 4-3 loss (decided by penalty kicks) to Mooresville nearly two weeks ago in dominating fashion.
Warren had missed her penalty kick in the Sept. 19 meeting between the two teams. Redemption was definitely on her mind entering the rematch.
“I missed my PK and that gave me the motivation to beat this team more,” the junior said. “I might not be able to put a PK in but I was able to put three in tonight and that made me really happy.”
It took 11 minutes for the Quakers to score as Megan Broman found Allison Abbe for a goal. And then the goals just kept coming.
Three minutes later, Abbe lofted a perfect corner kick to the head of Lena Charles for an easy score.
“I always aim for Lena because she’s our scorer on corner and she’s very attacking on them,” Abbe said. “I was just so happy, I tried to run after her but she was sprinting ahead.”
A minute and half later, Warren fielded a bad clear by Mooresville in the box for a goal. She then added her second goal with 18 minutes remaining in the first half when she shot at the Pioneers’ Liz Allen and the keeper couldn’t keep the ball from crossing the goal line.