ERIE -- The gold-standard, the measuring stick if you will, in the Tri-Valley League in girls soccer for years has been Windsor.
The Wizards have been dominating things for close to a decade, and for the past fives seasons, they are 47-0-1 inside the league and show no signs of letting up anytime soon.
On a blustery Wednesday afternoon, the up-and-coming Erie Tigers took their chance at the No. 8 Wizards and after an opening minute goal, it didn't get much better for the Tigers. Erie lost 6-0.
"They are so familiar with each other and they have a core group of players that have been together for so long and obviously their movement is going to be good and they are going to put you under a lot of pressure," said Erie coach Megan Remec, whose team dropped to 8-3 overall and 2-2 inside the TVL.
"They ask a lot of questions of you and certainly when you fall behind 1-0 in the first minute, it puts you on your back foot."
Windsor, whose only loss of the season was a 1-0 setback to Niwot, is 10-1 overall and 4-0 within league play and will host Skyline for the league title on May 1.
Despite falling behind just 53 seconds into the match, Erie -- currently No. 27 (and likely to go up after Wednesday) in the current RPI -- didn't shy away from their style of play.
The Tigers, moving down wind, were able to create chances out of the midfield for their lethal set of strikers, but nothing ever truly scared the Wizards back line.
Windsor went up 2-0 in the 12th minute when Riley Bliesmer converted a penalty kick past Tigers keeper Megan Marcoux and just over three minutes later the Wizards' Katie Kohler made it 3-0 after a flip throw made its way to the far post of Marcoux's goal.
"We did have some chances in the second half and we had some momentum to start it, but then we gave up a breakaway (to Meg Zimmerman) that we normally defend well," Remec said. "Teams that put you under pressure like that make you make mistakes that you are not used to making.
"It's a good learning experience for us and we want to keep developing and pushing the players to know what the next level looks like, and Windsor is the next level."
WINDSOR 6, ERIE 0
At ErieWindsor (10-1, 4-0)33—6
Erie (8-3, 2-2)00—0
Goals (assists) — Windsor: Abby Gearhart (unassisted) 1st; Riley Bliesmer (PK) 12th; Katie Kohler (Meg Zimmerman) 15th; Zimmerman (unassisted) 45th minute; Zimmerman (Gearhart) 48th; Gearhart (Chaynee Kingsbury) 66th.
Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Windsor: Michaela Moran (80-0-4); Erie: Megan Marcoux (80-6-8).