CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A young, yet talented offense paced the seventh-ranked Capital girls soccer team as the Cougars assaulted the nets en route to a 14-0 win versus South Charleston on Thursday night.
Freshman Elena Pomponio and sophomore Ally Reeves combined for seven goals to propel the Cougars to a lead that was never threatened as Capital improved to 3-2.
"She's an unbelievable talent," Capital Coach Riley Gibson said of Pomponio. "If she gets her body stronger, she's going to be a special player the next two or three years and Ally Reeves, she's just one of those players who can take over a game."
Pomponio reached a hat trick with three first-half goals, before adding another goal and assist in the second half. Reeves finished with three goals and two assists in the resounding win.
"You just have to take advantage of all those opportunities that you get because not every game is going to be like that," Reeves said in victory.
For Pomponio, she said she's grateful for the opportunity to make such contributions as a first-year varsity player.
"Well, I'm happy that he lets me go out there and play as a freshman," Pomponio said as Gibson quickly added, "She's earned it."
With a commanding 5-0 advantage at halftime, Capital continued to attack the goal with nine second-half goals.
"You treat every team like they're the best team in the Valley and I give South Charleston credit," Gibson said. "Their girls came out and played hard. They're getting there. They didn't give up and they stuck together. There's a lot of teams that we've played before when they get down three or four goals and they start yelling and screaming at each other, but this team hung together."