CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For anyone looking at the statistics of all the local teams, one would take a while before coming across a George Washington girls soccer player amongst goal scorers.
However, looking at the team standings, it wouldn't take long at all before coming across the Patriots name.
Class AAA No. 4 ranked GW (12-2-1) continued its solid play, earning a 7-0 victory over Parkersburg (8-5-2) on Tuesday evening at the Trace Fork Soccer Fields in South Charleston.
"These are definitely the best games to coach," first year GW Coach Megan Johnson said. "We have so much fun and everyone is cheering for each other. I get to get everybody in the game, which is always what you want as a coach. It was a fun atmosphere, fun game, fun win."
As has been the case throughout the season, the Patriots were balanced on offense with four players scoring goals. Freshman Kate Eddy and Taylor Ellis had two goals each, Kasey Rhodes and Hannah Ellis added one, and Parkersburg contributed an own goal as well.
"I said from the very beginning, our whole team is good, and everybody can be a superstar," Johnson said. "Everyone has been scoring, and that is great. I know I can put anybody up top and they can put a finish in."
Rhodes leads GW in goals this season with 12. Among the area leaders, the forward ranks 15th but the Patriots have been getting goals all across the board. Sarah Bodnar is the only other double-digit goal scorer with 10.
"Kasey is a great player," Johnson said. "She is always wanting to score, is always willing to go for the ball, and never gives up. Sarah is another strong player. They both are very strong up top and give 100 percent every game."
With such good balance on the GW team, Rhodes doesn't feel as much pressure to have to score all the time.
"It's so good," Rhodes said. "Being a forward, I used to always feel pressure and am like 'oh my gosh, if I don't score, my whole team will be let down.' We had a point where we couldn't score at all. We have gotten so much better and developed a lot."