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Maidens thump Trinity; present Coach McCown with 150th-career victory

Feb. 9—Friday was a night to remember for Fightin' Maiden Soccer fans as two team members carved out a hat trick while Jacksonville head girl's soccer coach Colten McCown earned his 150th-career win as a head coach as a result of Jacksonville's 16-0 bashing of Trinity, who had just nine available players for the match.

Jacksonville strolled out to a 7-0 lead at halftime as five different Maidens found the net in the opening half.

Lauren Wade was the first Jacksonville player to get a hat trick after she scored the fist goal of the fin al half with 28:38 left in regulation.

Wade followed that up by scoring goals at the 22:05 and 19:35 junctures, respectively. Her goals traveled 18 and 22 yards, respectively.

Victoria Villanueva powered in a trio of goals in the first 24:00 minutes of the second frame as Jacksonville moved in front, 13-0, with 16:25 left in the march.

Wade's fourth goal came with 9:35 left in regulation and came in the form of a chip-in off of a corner shot.

Jewel McCullough, Alexa Medellin, Arely Romero and Sophia Romero also tacked on single goals for the Fightin' Maidens (9-3, 5-0) in the latter stages of the final half.

Elizabeth Nava got Jacksonville's scoring party started by scoring off of a corner kick just 37 ticks into the match.

Other Maidens that found the net in the opening period included Whitney Griffin, Jizelle Castillo (2), Kelcie Dominy, Nava (2) and Itzel Arredondo.

Emily Barerra and Adriana Munoz each played a half between the pipes for Jacksonville. The duo combined forces for a clean sheet.

Trinity (2-10-2, 0-5) dressed only nine players, which made for an extremely long evening for the Lady Tigers.

McCown said that it is actually more difficult to coach in situations that are lopsided than one might imagine.

"We wanted to give our starters the number of minutes that they need and at the same time let as many of our reserves have significant playing time," McCown said.

As far achieving win No. 150, McCown stated that it was a reflection as to the quality of talent that has been blessed with here'.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, conference play continues for the Maidens when a trip to Diboll is on tap.