The Newton High School girls’ soccer team opened the season with surgical precision, stopping Rose Hill 10-0 Friday night at Fischer Field.
The game was called in the 49th minute on the 10-goal rule.
“We came out and got a goal right off the bat,” Newton coach Scott Jantzi said. “We got the upper hand and were able to get open a couple more times and get a good lead. We were able move people around and started getting other girls open. It was a good first showing.”
Brookelynn Entz scored four goals with an assist. Bekah Tonn added three goals with an assist. Izzy Saenz scored two goals. Aspen Olson scored a goal with two assists.
“It was a crazy was to start,” Entz said. “I got a lucky deflection. It was good to get up early so we could have less pressure on ourselves.”
In the past couple of weeks, Entz signed to play for Kansas State and also signed to spend the summer with FC Wichita, a second division team in its first season.
Tonn, normally a defender-midfielder, posted her first high school hat trick.
“It feels pretty good,” Tonn said. “Rose Hill can pass the ball well and has some threats. We were able to capitalize on good passing. They didn’t pass the ball as fast as they should have and we were able to step inside and get the ball. It’s nice to get up front. I’ve been on Jantzi for the past two years to get up front. Every now and again, he lets me play wing. To play forward and score three goals was a lot of fun.”
Tonn signed with NCAA Division II Southern Nazarene back in February.
Newton scored on its first three shots, all on long Entz runs. Her first goal came just 12 seconds into the game on the kickoff. Entz added one more goal, taking the ball of a defender and running it in.
Entz then took a breather and returned to the field at defense. In that time, Newton added three more goals, two by Tonn and one by Olson. Tonn, Torres and Entz each had an assist on the last three goals.
“Sometimes when we get up in close games, I get moved back there, but I don’t like being back there as much,” Entz said. “The team is looking good. We moved the ball together well. Obviously, we got a lot of different people scoring, which is good. They don’t have to cover just one person.”
Newton outshot Rose Hill 16-1 in the first half, 14-1 on goal.
Newton needed just 46 seconds in the second half to score on a goal by Saenz from freshman Keila Gillispie. Less than four minutes later, Tonn finished her hat trick. Saenz ended the game on a pass from Olson.
Newton faces Andover Central March 28 in the quarterfinals of the McPherson Invitational.
“We get a week off now before the McPherson tournament,” Jantzi said. “The last couple of years, Brooke has carried us. Today, we showed that we can play without her. We were able to combine a lot of passes. It was a good showing. We’ll take it day by day, one half at a time.”
JUNIOR VARSITY — The Newton High School junior varsity opened the season with a 2-1 win over Rose Hill.
Maddie Edson scored on a penalty kick. Kylee Franco scored the game winner late in the second half.
Megan Million played in goal for Newton.
1. N Brookelynn Entz (unassisted) :12
2. N Entz (unassisted) 4:57
3. N Entz (unassisted) 8:44
4. N Entz (unassisted) 17:13
5. N Aspen Olson (Bekah Tonn) 19:17
6. N Tonn (Aylin Torres) 32:02
7. N Tonn (Entz) 36:48
8. N Izzy Saenz (Keila Gillispie) 40:46
9. N Tonn (Olson) 44:19
10. N Saenz (Olson) 48:05
Total shots — RG 1-0—1, New. 16-6—22. Shots on goal — RG 1-0—1, New. 14-4—18. Saves — RG: Rachel Salazar (L) 7-1—8. New.: Megan Akers () 1-0—1. Corner kicks — RG 0, New. 2. Fouls — RG 6, New. 4. Offsides — RG 0, New. 6. Cautions — RH: Alyssa Knaak 29:19.