Navarre’s girls soccer team cruised to easy wins over district rivals Escambia (8 – 0) and Crestview (9 – 1). Their competition for the week came from Ocean Springs, Miss. Ocean Springs was state runner-up last season. The Raiders fought hard, winning a 3 – 1.
Navarre 8, Escambia 0
The Raiders scored eight goals in 33 minutes, shutting out the Gators on Nov. 10. Tori Martino scored three goals, Carly Lanter two and Emily Madril had five assists and a goal to lead the Raiders.
Both teams started out playing conservatively. The Raider defense of Brenda Bishop, Mariah McKinney, Kaylynn Ennis, Gianna Bly and Haylee Howard were able to stop the Gator offense as soon as they crossed midfield.
In the 16th minute Madril moved the ball down the middle of the field when she spotted Carly Lanter ahead of her. After receiving a perfect pass from Madril, Lanter outran two Gator defenders for the last 25 yards to the net. The Gator keeper did not have a chance as Lanter fired a shot from 10 yards away, giving the Raiders a 1 – 0 lead.
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