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Tigers dominate

Urban, Schuck lead Marietta past Cambridge, 11-0

Photo by Jordan Holland Marietta’s Kristen Pfaff (20) controls the ball during a high school girls soccer match against Cambridge Tuesday in Devola

DEVOLA — Kenzley Urban registered a hat trick and Courtney Schuck had a big game as the Marietta Tigers clobbered the Cambridge Bobcats 11-0 Tuesday at Jerry Brock Field.

Despite the lopsided final score, the game was deadlocked at 0-0 with 13 minutes left to play in the first half. That’s when Schuck, a second team All-Ohioan, checked in for the first time. She made her presence felt almost immediately, scoring off a Jessica Smith assist at the 9:59 mark to give Marietta a 1-0 lead.

Exactly two minutes later, Shuck assisted Claire Schenkel on a goal to make it 2-0. Then, with 1:40 left in the half, Schuck scored again. Lily Westbrock tacked on a goal of her own with 43 seconds left to give the Tigers a 4-0 halftime advantage.

Marietta came out firing in the second half, scoring five goals in a 13-minute span.

Jocelyn Rings, who played goalie in the first half, scored in the 45th minute to make it 5-0. It became 6-0 a minute later when Urban scored the first of her three goals on the evening to put in place a running clock.

At the 32:06 mark, Schenkel scored her second goal of the game on Ava Limegrover’s assist. Urban then scored goals 3 minutes and 3 seconds apart — off a Lexi Brown assist with 30:24 to go and an unassisted goal at the 27:21 mark — to make it 9-0.

Rings tallied her second score with 21:18 on the clock and Clara Tatalovich capped the scoring at the 13:10 mark.

Marietta took 18 shots, 16 of which were on frame. Cambridge keeper Divine Jackson made five saves, all in the first half. Rings did not have a save attempt in the first half for Marietta, while Schuck played between the pipes and had one save in the second half.

“We didn’t have our shape to begin with,” said MHS head coach Jeff Price. “We had a lot of people playing who don’t normally play that much. That was the biggest thing. Once we got a couple experienced people in we started getting our shape and making things happen.”

The Tigers improved to 3-0 on the year with a home match against Dover next Tuesday.

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Their match Monday against Wooster was canceled due to whether — Marietta held a 2-1 lead midway through the first half before it was called.

“We got to try some people in different positions,” Price said. “You never down the road where things are. We’re trying to give people experience and give them a different look.”

Jordan Holland can be reached at jholland@mariettatimes.com.

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