The Austin Packers girls soccer team was looking to snap a four-game losing streak at Art Hass Stadium Tuesday night when they played host to the unbeaten Rochester Century Panthers, but Century’s McKenna Baker tallied two goals, her fifth and sixth tallies of the season, plus an assist to help lead Century past the Packers 4-0.
The Panthers struck first in the 9th minute when off of a corner kick, Addy Spaeth instead fed a short pass to McKenna, who then bent the corner into the 18 and found teammate Rylie Langer alone in front of the Packer net. Langer’s header eluded Austin goalkeeper Mya Walters to put Century up 1-0.
The Panthers led 2-0 at the halftime break when McKenna scored in the 30th minute, and she then scored her second goal of the game with an assist to Addie Clarey in the 74th minute to increase Century’s lead to 3-0. Clarey, who came into the game with Austin with 11 goals and five assists on the season then finished out the scoring in the 76th minute when Jordan Nowicki fed her a quick pass and Clarey’s strike from the right side in the area from 12 yards out found the lower left corner of the net to make the final 4-0.
Walters was kept busy all night in the Austin goal as she made 24 saves. With the loss, the Packers are now 1-5 on the season, and they will be back into action at Art Hass Stadium Tuesday, September 29th against Rochester John Marshall, with kickoff at 7:00 p.m.