But in the second half, Camden Hills put the pedal to the floor, scoring five times to post a 7-1 victory over the Red Eddies in a KVAC contest Friday..

Kristina Kelley had a hat trick and Bryn Anderson added two goals and an assist to lead the Windjammers (6-1). Charlotte Messer and Emily Blackwell also scored.

“What we look for is utilizing all of our positions to build an attack,” Camden Hills coach Meredith Messer said. “Our forwards up front with their speed, those are key players. Our midfielders as well … they do a nice job serving the ball to them.”

Early in the second half, Camden Hills (6-1) missed a wide open net, but a minute later Kelley notched her second goal of the contest at the 7:50 mark. Nearly seven minutes later, Charlotte Messer blasted a shot past EL goalkeeper Taylor Depot.

Halfway through the second half, Anderson notched her second goal of the game. Kelly had the hat trick just before the 23-minute mark.

Blackwell capped the scoring off with 8:06 remaining in the game.

Camden Hills came out strong in the opening half, controlling the play for the first five minutes with five shots on goal. EL was able to finally cross midfield with a 2-on-1. Once the ball got near the 6-yard box, Piper Norcross fed the ball to freshman Caroline Hammond for her first career goal.

“Obviously, (Camden Hills) is a a really good soccer team, they have a lot of talent,” EL coach Craig Latuscha said. “The way we defend, we can counter attack and we did, we scored a goal. That’s one one of the things we worked on in practice. We scored that goal, it gave us some energy and momentum. It’s about putting the ball in the back of the net. We didn’t create as many chances as they did.”

It appeared EL (4-2-1) was going to withstand the Windjammers’ pressure, but 14:03 into the game Kelly found the back of the net to tie the game. Anderson notched her first goal of the game with 8:42 remaining in the half.

Both coaches were frustrated in the opening half with a lack of calls from the officials. The referees had to calm both benches after the coaches started arguing with one other, issuing warnings to both sides.

“If you want me to be honest, I appreciate physical play,” Messer said. “I don’t have a problem playing fairly, but I like to have passing and technique to defeat a physical style. I think that’s the way it should be played. I understand with limitations and skill, I was more upset with the intent of the fouls, not that they were fouls.”

Latuscha said he’s moving on from the situation.

“We are playing the game of soccer,” Latuscha said. “It goes both ways, we play tough, they played tough. It is, what it is, I am not going to make excuses, they beat us, they played better than us.”

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