If you take the goalkeepers out of the equation, all but five members of the Ashley Ridge boys’ soccer team scored Thursday against Colleton County.
The Swamp Foxes (9-3, 3-1) earned a 10-0 victory over the Cougars (0-8, 0-4) to carry momentum into the spring break tournament and the second half of the region schedule. The Ashley Ridge team only has 17 players and 10 scored in the game. Two who didn’t put the ball into the net spent the majority of their time on the field tending goal.
“I was very pleased with the way our young men played tonight,” Ashley Ridge coach Nate Harris said. “It was a full team effort, with many players playing multiple positions. Colleton County is a very hardworking team that demands that you work the entire game and our players did just that.
“It was great to get some of the young men into the offense after they have worked so hard on the defensive end this year.”
Approximately 8 minutes into the game, Tristen Caples and Britt Soyebo worked the ball deep into Colleton territory and Soyebo put a shot into the middle of the net for the game-winning goal.
In the 20th minute, Michael Sauter passed to Sean Siehl and he worked his way into the box and crossed the ball. Manuel Enciso was there to put a shot into the left corner for a 2-0 AR lead.
In the 32nd minute, the Cougar goalkeeper came out and cleared the ball. However, his kick hit another player and took a high bounce.
Lenny Miret caught the ball on its way down and used a hard kick to send it into an empty goal. The Swamp Foxes then scored twice in stoppage time to take a 5-0 lead into the half.
Jordan Freund received a pass in the middle of the field and nailed a shot for the first stoppage-time goal. Then Sean Siehl drew a penalty and hit the penalty kick for the second.
In the final 40 minutes, Jake Kreider, Jacob Kirtley, Sauter, Caples and Matt Loehrke scored. Kirtley and Miret both had an assist in the second half.
Stockton Blanchard and Austin Saracina shared the shutout in goal.
The Swamp Foxes are hosting the Lowcountry Cup invitational tournament Wednesday and Thursday and return to region play April 22 with a game at Bluffton.