MONROE — After Emma George scored the first goal of the season for PCM’s girls’ soccer team on April 23, first-year head coach Rick Drabek told players on the bench that he thought the flood gates would open after that.
It turns out, he wasn’t too far off.
George wound up with two goals in the match, and Bella Stone added a third as the Mustangs downed Chariton 3-0 to give Drabek his first win at the school.
“I am happy for the girls. We’ve played some tough teams this year, but we’ve had scoring opportunities,” Drabek said. “We just couldn’t find the goal. I was happy to find the goal tonight.”
PCM dominated the match from every statistical category.
The Mustangs out-shot the Chargers (1-6) 23-3 and had a 11-0 advantage in corner kicks.
PCM goalie Camilla Schlosser wasn’t challenged much but made a pair of saves in the shutout win.
The match was scoreless at halftime. PCM (1-4) took 13 shots but only four were on goal.
That changed in the second half as George scored early in the period to end the team’s scoring drought.
George took a shot just outside the goalie box that got past the Chariton keeper a little more than five minutes into the second half.
“It felt real good to get that off our chest,” George said of the first goals of the year. “It felt good to get a win.”
George made it 2-0 when she got a piece of a corner kick that went into the net 12 minutes later.
The final goal of the match was put in by Stone. She took advantage of a deflection off the Chariton keeper and placed it into the back of the goal with 16:44 to go in the game.
“It’s not about me. We are down to 18 girls on this team and two of them are injured,” Drabek said about getting his first win at the school. “So we have 16 girls right now, and a few of them are in other activities. This was the second time we had the entire team here. We practice with nine girls sometimes. But they are working hard.”