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PCM girls blast GVC for first victory

Prairie City-Monroe freshman Emma George (13) fights for a loose ball against Grand View Christian during the Mustangs' 9-0 win on Friday at PCM Middle School in Prairie City.
Prairie City-Monroe freshman Emma George (13) fights for a loose ball against Grand View Christian during the Mustangs' 9-0 win on Friday at PCM Middle School in Prairie City.

PRAIRIE CITY — The Prairie City-Monroe girls’ soccer team matched its entire offensive output from last season and equaled the win total from a year ago during a blowout victory over Grand View Christian on Friday.

The Mustangs got a pair of goals from senior Valentine Velghe, junior Shaylee Shedenhelm and freshman Emma George. PCM dropped the Thunder 9-0 at PCM Middle School.

The nine goals scored are the most since the Mustangs shut out Collins-Maxwell-Baxter 10-0 on April 7, 2016.

The Mustangs won their only game of 2017 in late May last season. They got a win in the second match of the season Friday after holding the Thunder to no shots on offense.

PCM took 20 shots in the first half and 19 in the final 40 minutes. The Mustangs put 22 of those attempts on goal.

It was a 1-0 game in the first minute after Shedenhelm scored her first goal of the season off a well-place cornerkick by senior Annalee Workman.

Velghe and Shedenhelm traded goals in the first half to give PCM a 4-0 lead at halftime.

Velghe’s first goal came off a nice pass from junior Mollie Greve.

Shedenhelm got loose in the middle of the field and then blasted an unguarded shot past the GVC goalkeeper.

Velghe’s second goal made it 4-0.

George’s first two goals of the season came early in the second half. She utilized her speed and soccer skills to put the Mustangs up 6-0.

Senior Abby Jones made it 7-0 with her first goal of the season.

She was set up by senior McKeely Tjaden, who spent the first half as the Mustangs’ goalie.

Greve broke into the scoring column a few minutes later. The play originally started with a Greve cornerkick. The ball deflected back to her, and she drilled a shot over the keeper’s head from just inside the goalie box.

The final goal of the game was put in by junior Sara Dudley. She got loose in the open field after making a few moves to get by defenders and then pushed the ball into the back of the net to make it 9-0.

It was Dudley’s first goal since her freshman season.

The match ended a few minutes later.

Tjaden and junior Camilla Schlosser split time at goalie and combined to earn the shutout.

The Mustangs improved to 1-1 on the season after falling to Nevada 5-0 in the season opener. Saturday’s tournament in Newton was canceled.

PCM hosts Des Moines Christian at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Prairie City.

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