FREDERICK — After missing on breakaway chance after breakaway chance in her soccer game against Mountain View, it was clearly not Shea Chavez's night to shoot the ball for Frederick.
But as a forward on the wing, setting up teammates can be just as rewarding, especially when it leads to a win like it did on Friday night. Chavez set up two run-of-play goals during an 8-1 win for the Warriors beautifully, helping FHS to its second win.
"Working as a team is the biggest part of being able to score, so for me it's always about looking for open players and giving teammates the opportunity to score," said Chavez, whose crosses to Paris Woods and Jordyn Wellbrock were finished at the front end of a wave of scoring. "Our chances of scoring improve when we are looking for everyone.
"We picked up our game, for sure."
The non-league matchup featured two 1-5 clubs looking to get a spark to their season. Though Mountain View had chances throughout the game, the Frederick defense limited their mistakes to give goalkeeper Amalia Rolf the opportunity to settle down in the second half of play.
Mountain View capitalized on its best chance to score in the first half, just a few ticks after Chavez set up Woods for a pretty goal in the 38th minute. For the Mountain Lions, Kaylynn Batterton answered with a simple low shot at the top of the 18-yard box that somehow managed to find a corner.
The half ended 1-1, but Frederick got one back early in the second half and it was all Warriors from there. Wellbrock was stone-walled by Katie Anderson on a breakaway in the 43rd minute, but she found herself wide open for another Chavez cross in the 46th.
Makenzie TeVelde earned FHS a penalty kick in the 61st minute, and Brenna Christen did not mess around to make it 3-1. For all three players it was their first goal of the season.
Frederick continued to use the long through ball to get chances, and it resulted in five more scores from three more players. The speedy Ranessa Lucero scored the final two.
"We've been struggling to score and are still searching for someone who is hungry for the goal," Frederick coach J Doehring said. "Defensively we've been playing well overall. I kind of lit them up a little at halftime, and they played much better. A totally different game, and now it's putting two halves together."
Frederick next plays Windsor, and Chavez said the Warriors need to continue their teamwork approach.
"I think we all need to go into the Windsor game knowing it's a tough, competitive team and we need to play like we did today," Chavez said. "We need to finish like that."
Frederick 8, Mountain View 1
At Frederick HSMountain View 1 0 — 1
Frederick 1 7 — 8
Goals (assists) — Frederick: Paris Woods (Shea Chavez assist), 38th minute; Mountain View: Kalynn Batterton (unassisted), 39th minute; Frederick: Jordyn Wellbrock (Shea Chavez), 46th minute; Frederick: Brenna Christen (penalty kick), 61st minute; Frederick: Annie Feauto (Christen assist), 68th minute; Frederick: Woods (Makenzie TeVelde assist), 70th minute; Frederick: Alma Chavarria (Christen assist), 75th minute; Frederick: Ranessa Lucero (Casey Elnicki assist), 80th minute; Frederick: Lucero (unassisted), 80th minute.
Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Mountain View: Katie Anderson (80-8-8); Frederick: Amalia Rolf (80-1-3).