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Indians scored six goals in the second half in 8-2 non-league victory in Beaverton

PMG PHOTO: DEREK WILEY - Molalla junior Anneliese Hugo helped the Indians settle down in the second half to win 8-2 at Valley Catholic last week.

Despite leading at halftime in its first three games, Molalla's girls soccer team was still searching for its first win.

Last Tuesday at Valley Catholic in Beaverton, the Indians got it, scoring six goals in the second half to win 8-2.

"This was the game they were supposed to play," Molalla coach Nina Wegner said. "They played the way that they've been practicing. They were communicating. They were winning the ball. They were moving off the ball. They put it all together for the entire game."

Tied 2-2 at halftime, the Indians scored four goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half to take control.

Captains Madeline Lisac and Holly Rae each scored three goals in the win. Ashlee Albright and Kaityn Curry also put the ball in the back of the net.

Wanting to change the dynamics of the team, Wegner moved around players in the second half.

Anneliese Hugo, a center midfielder, switched to the back.

"She was just having a phenomenal game," Wegner said. "She was winning the ball and made great passes, great touches, so I moved her to the back to just kind of settle things down a little bit."

Annika Molina, a defender, moved from the back to the midfield.

"Those two, Annika and Anneliese just worked really well together and provided more pressure," Wegner said. "That way the midfield was able to move up. It was nice to be able to move them to a completely different spot and they still were able to do really well and the team just connected."

Derek Wiley
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