Claire Anderson, Allison Hernandez and Brynn Ray combined for four goals Friday as the Blair girls soccer team won its home opener against Platteview, 4-0.
The Bears (2-1 overall after Saturday's 6-4 win at Hastings) led 1-0 at halftime and 2-0 just 2:21 into the second half at Krantz Field. Senior Kaitlyn Johnson earned the win in goal.
“This game really showed that we are capable of so much,” Hernandez said.
Ray and she scored once apiece as BHS took advantage of the Trojans' inability to slow its runs down the field, which presented scoring opportunities throughout.
“They were on all day,” Ray said. “It all pieced together and we really played well as a team.”
Anderson, meanwhile, scored twice during her home debut. The freshman didn't expect it.
“I was nervous coming into this game,” she said. “Not going to lie.”
Ray scored first, though, capitalizing on a pass from junior Valeria Hernandez during the ninth minute. The sophomore shot from left to right and beat the Platteview goalkeeper.
“It really just set the entire mood for the entire game,” Ray said. “We went up, and our energy was so far up.”
Anderson scored her first goal next, pushing the Bears ahead 2-0 early on during the second half. The ninth-grader added her second during the 76th minute. She credited the Hernandez sisters' passing for the Blair's offensive success.
“They are very good at seeing those open spaces,” Anderson said. “So, they have a perfect ball down the line for any outside wing and it just hits perfectly almost every time.”
Allison Hernandez, meanwhile, credited teammate Wrylee Osterhaus for her goal during the 45th minute.
“She has, probably, the best throw-ins ever,” the senior said. “She gets them in the box all the time.”
That was the case as Blair went ahead 3-0.
“When (Osterhaus) got it to me, I just, kind of, pushed against a girl, and then turned and shot quickly,” Hernandez said. “Definitely a credit to Wrylee.”
Bears outscore Tigers
The Bears scored six more goals Saturday at Hastings, claiming a 6-4 road victory.
BHS led 4-2 at halftime and earned its second win of the season with a 2-2 second half. Allison Hernandez scored three goals, pushing her season total to a team-best five, while Ray had two. Valeria Hernandez scored the match's first goal, too.
Blair was scheduled to play at Elkhorn North on Monday and hosts Omaha Concordia today. The Krantz Field matchup starts at 6 p.m.
BHS SOCCER LINE SCORES
Blair 6, Hastings 4
BHS (2-1) 4 2 — 6
HHS (0-3) 2 2 — 4
Blair goals: Allison Hernandez 3, Brynn Ray 2, Valeria Hernandez 1.
Blair 4, Platteview 0
PHS (2-2) 0 0 — 0
BHS (1-1) 1 3 — 4
Blair goals: Claire Anderson 2, A.Hernandez 1, Ray 1.
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