BAKER — It didn’t take long for Crestview High School’s Nichole Lefevre to transition from volleyball to soccer. Two days after finishing her season with the Bulldog volleyball, Lefevre scored three goals for the soccer team Thursday as Crestview beat Baker 8-0.
The match was called early in the second half on the mercy rule.
“We’ve got three or four starting ninth graders and we do OK,” Crestview Coach Carl Everitt said. “We are very young.
“I’d like to see a little more spirit and determination from some of them because they are not used to this level. But there are lots of positives and we are going to be OK.”
Not surprisingly it was all Bulldogs (2-0) from the outset.
Hannah Nolan picked up the first score of the match at the 15-minute mark. Two minutes later Ruby Webb scored the first of her two goals, and the romp was on.
Lefevre’s first goal of the match came with 24 minutes gone. Webb’s second score pushed the Crestview lead to 4-0. Chelsea Aguila scored late in the first half as the Bulldogs took a 5-0 lead into the half time break.
Two quick Lefevre goals to start the second half put the Bulldogs within a point of finishing off the win.
Baylee O’Marra finished off the win with the goal that put the Bulldogs up 8-0.
The outmanned Gators struggled to get the ball into their offensive end of the field and never got close enough to get a shot on goal.
First-year Gator Coach Ashley Treadway knows it will take time for the Baker, which is only in its third year, to progress. Playing a bigger school like Crestview is part of her plan to develop the program.
“We did this so we can see some bigger schools and how they play,” she said.”Yes, we have a lot to do and a lot to grow on, but I wanted the girls to see the level of competition I wanted the program to get to in the next couple of years.
“I think this will help us realize we have to be quicker (to the ball) and we have to get there. We have to be able step up our game and be competitive with the Crestview High Schools and all the big schools. We want our little school to step up and be that competitive too.”
Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.