This time, the Ankeny girls’ soccer team didn’t have to go to extra time.
Instead, the third-ranked Hawkettes rolled to a 10-0 victory over Des Moines Roosevelt in a non-conference game on Tuesday at Cownie Park. The contest ended early due to the 10-goal mercy rule.
“These are always games where you work on the little details right now, especially because we’re just trying to prepare for substate over the next couple of weeks,” said Ankeny coach Dan Bertsch, whose team had gone into overtime in three of its previous four games, including two that were decided by shootouts. “It was still a good game. I thought the girls played well, moved the ball well and had some good finishing.
“We got out of it what we needed to,” he added.
Chloee Kooker had a hat trick as Ankeny improved its record to 13-2. The Roughriders, who had won eight of their previous nine games, dropped to 8-5.
Ashley Harrington scored a pair of goals for the Hawkettes, despite seeing limited action due to an injured calf. Alexis Legg was among the other players who had a goal in the win.
It was Legg’s team-leading 23rd goal of the season.
“She can honestly care less about how many goals she scores,” Bertsch said of Legg. “She just wants the team to win.”