GENOA – The Indian Creek girls soccer team wasted no time Tuesday advancing to the IHSA Class 1A Genoa-Kingston Regional Final.
Madison Spooner netted a hat trick for the Timberwolves in the opening 10 minutes to set the tone early as Indian Creek went on to beat North Boone, 10-0, in the semifinal.
“It felt really good and it calmed us down. And, it got us back to how we usually play,” Spooner said of the early three goals. “I feel like we did really good. We connected passes very well and we communicated great.”
All three goals were on breakaways. Bailey Martenson set up two of the goals, while Emily Schilling assisted on the third. Indian Creek coach Luke Anderson said those three goals were massive moving forward.
“We started moving the ball pretty well. Madison Spooner getting three pretty quick gave a little momentum moving into the rest of the game. It was a good start for us,” Anderson said.
Schilling netted the Timberwolves’ fourth goal when the junior pounced on a North Boone defensive mistake. Within the next 15 minutes, Renee Corriveau scored two more and Indian Creek led 6-0.
The Timberwolves (11-2) scored three more times to close out the first half. Schilling scored once and Martenson added two more.
“I think we played really well. We always work on teamwork and we are really close with each other,” Martenson said. “So, it is easy to connect on the field and make good passes and goals.”
Jacklyn Bouma scored the lone goal in the second half for Indian Creek. Anderson said that he didn’t know what to expect from North Boone.
“Knowing that we were the one seed and they were the four seed, we didn’t want to overlook them by any means,” Anderson said. “We wanted to come out and play hard.”
The Timberwolves will play the winner of No. 2 Genoa-Kingston and third-seeded Mendota at 3 p.m. Saturday. G-K and Mendota play at 4:15 p.m. this afternoon.
“We always work together as a team – that is just the way we are,” Martenson said. “I feel like as long as we communicate and make good passes, we are set up for success.”