By GARY STALLARD
Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners made it four straight wins with Tuesday’s 6-0 blanking of North Lake College, and for the second straight week, Lady ‘Runner Jade Dewbre had a hat trick by the end of the first half.
Dewbre entered Tuesday’s match tied for 10th in the nation in goals scored in the NJCAA’s Division I level, but her performance against the Blazers vaulted her into the top five. Dewbre’s 13 goals in 2018 have already established program marks for all-time and single-season scoring.
Not even three minutes into the match, AC’s frontal assault netted the first goal. Olivia Urrutia took a pass from Stephany Lopez and blasted a shot from far outside the box. The ball caromed off the crossbar, but Jerissa Grimes cleaned it up for a 1-0 Lady ‘Runner lead.
Dewbre notched her first goal in the eighth minute of the first half, kicking a ball hard and low from the right side and celebrating as the ball skipped off the wet turf and beneath the Blazer keeper’s efforts for a 2-0 lead.
Dewbre added her second score in the 31st minute and completed her hat trick two minutes later after taking a corner kick from Urrutia and knocking home a header.
Grimes added her second goal in the second half, going across her body in an awkward angle and drilling it to the back of the net to boost AC’s lead to 5-0. Dewbre had a hand in the final goal, drawing the keeper out of the net on a breakaway. The keeper deflected the ball, only to see AC’s Eva Phillips step up to the net and finish off the 6-0 win.
AC keepers Aubrey Pettett and Skylar Roberson each made saves to preserve the shutout, but they had few chances thanks to the back line play of Italli Suarez, Savannah Keziah, Makayla Lewis, Bailey Bowers and Bety Hernandez, who rarely allowed the Blazers anywhere within shooting range.
The Lady Roadrunners (6-2, 3-1) next play at Navarro College on Tuesday. Game time is 4 p.m. in Corsicana.
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