Lubin scores six as St. Charles downs Riverside for first district win
Published 12:00 am Friday, January 11, 2008
By RYAN ARENA
Reyna Lubin’s six goals led the way for St. Charles as the Comets notched a win in their district opener against Riverside, 12-0, at St. Charles on Tuesday.
Lubin scored two goals in the first 2:18 of the game, and St. Charles would open it up before taking a 6-0 halftime advantage.
St. Charles has battled injuries recently, and Comets’ Coach Don Peyton says that this week has been the first opportunity in awhile for the Comets to play together at full strength.
“It’s nice to have everyone back with a good confidence level,” said Peyton. “The starters are comfortable with each other, and the subs are comfortable in their roles as well. When you’re shorthanded, everyone is trying everything to compensate.”
“It’s disappointing,” said Riverside Coach Daniel Waguespack. “We should have played better than we did. We’re capable of more. The next game should be a different story, we have to work on some things.”
Jessica Rauch added two goals for the Comets. Rikki Brachter, Jamey Lynn LaBranche, Emily Bourgeois, and Kristine Brouwer all scored one goal. The Comets (4-10, 1-0) wasted no time getting on the board, as Lubin scored at the 1:33 mark in the first half to give St. Charles a 1-0 lead on the Rebels (2-7).
She would score her second goal within the next minute, at the 2:18 mark to give St. Charles a 2-0 lead.
Lubin would score her third and fourth goals in the 18th and 19th minutes of the match, giving the Comets a 4-0 lead.
Scores by Brachter and Bourgeois, at 24:40 and 30:30 of the first half put St. Charles ahead 6-0 at halftime.
Lubin scored her fifth goal five minutes into the second half to put St. Charles up 8-0, and her sixth at the 25:31 mark of the second to make it 11-0.
“We wanted to keep our heads in the game, being our first in district, and play like the score doesn’t matter,” said Lubin. “We set out to play like it was 0-0 the entire time.”
Lubin, among those returning from injury for the first time on Tuesday, showed no signs of rust, and picked up where she left off with her teammates.
“My teammates gave me some great passes,” said Lubin of her six-goal day. “I just finished the plays off. I was really proud, we had great teamwork all around.”