LOUISVILLE — Broomfield soccer is synonymous with success.
Head coach Jim Davidson's philosophy since he has been with the program has been to slowly build from the beginning and have them crescendo to the end. It's a recipe for success that has produced eight state titles, seven for the boys and one for the girls in 2006.
It's scary to think how good the 2018 version of Eagles can be, if they are playing this well early on. On Wednesday night, Broomfield ran its record to 3-0 with a thorough 6-0 Front Range League victory over Monarch.
"We are excited about the group and our athletic depth is a lot better than we've seen in the past," said Davidson, whose No. 2 ranked Class 5A team has outscored opponents 21-0 thus far. "Our soccer ability has always been good and we've lacked that athletic depth, so it is nice to see us add that element to out play.
"We just have more players that we can bring on and get some rest for others. But we still have a ways to go before we truly recognize each other."
Against a Coyotes squad — that like so many big school in the state is dealing with players coming and going through the controversial development academy programs — and finally had its full complement of players together for the first time all season, Broomfield was able to exploit the lack of chemistry for coach Troy Tewalt's side.
Broomfield had a lot of the ball all night, especially early on and turned it into a quick 2-0 lead on back-to-back goals in the eighth and ninth minutes from Mallory Mooney and Hailey Stodden.
"Usually on our first two runs, we are able to pick up and notice how easy it is to get around," said Stodden, a senior who scored three times on Wednesday night. "From there we are able to adjust and usually in that first five minutes we can spot that."
Already up 2-0, Stodden and Mooney would hook up for goal No. 3 in the 38th minute and the rout was on. For good measure, Marina Davidson made it 4-0 just before halftime when she redirected an attempted clear by Monarch keeper Sarah Hunter of a corner that went straight up in the air.
Stodden, the reigning BoCo Player of the Year who is headed for the University of Utah in the fall, completed the hat trick in the opening moments of the second half. She ran on to a brilliant through ball from Ashley Tuccio and tucked a shot just inside the far post and under a sprawled out Hunter.
"At the start of the year, we are just a lot closer and willing to play with each other," said Stodden, whose teammate Shaylee Gailus added the final Broomfield goal in the 62nd minute. "We are wiling to play to each others' strengths, which is something that is really going to help us later in the season."
Monarch managed just one shot on goal, and it came in the 75th minute. Still coach Tewalt is hopeful his young team — with just two seniors on the varsity roster — can regroup and make a playoff push.
"It's going to take a little time for us, and just like everybody else, we are dealing with the club situation, and this is the first game we've really had al our girls here. And I'm not talking about two or three, I'm talking about 12 of our 18," he said. "So we looked like a group of 18 players from 16 different places, but the good news is, is that we have the talent and we have the work rate and we have the ability to put this together."
BROOMFIELD 6, MONARCH 0
At MonarchBroomfield (3-0, 2-0) 4 2 — 6
Monarch (1-3, 0-1) 0 0 — 0
Goals (assists) — Broomfield: Mallory Mooney (unassisted), 8th minute; Hailey Stodden (unassisted), 9th; Stodden (M. Mooney), 38th; Marina Davidson (unassisted), 39th; Stodden (Ashley Tuccio), 43rd; Shaylee Gailus (unassisted), 62nd.
Goalies (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Broomfield: Grace Fuller (80-0-1); Monarch: Sarah Hunter (80-6-4).