MAXWELL - A diverse offensive attack helped Nevada overpower Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, 10-0, in a Heart of Iowa Conference girls’ soccer outing Monday in Maxwell.
Kaylee Kruschwitz, Skye Borton and Abby Stephenson combined for seven goals, and a total of six players entered the scoring column for a Cub team ranked No. 3 in Class 1A.
“I think we’re doing well,” Kruschwitz said. “There’s obviously still stuff we can get better at, but so far being such a new team we’re doing really well with where we’re at this season.”
Kruschwitz moved from charger to midfield this season and the move is starting to pay off for the all-state senior. Kruschwitz netted her first-career hat-trick against CMB with three goals.
“It’s been a lot different because I’ve never really done that, but it’s fun to score goals sometimes,” Kruschwitz said. “We have a lot of younger people who have really stepped up and I’m (happy) with how it’s going so far. They make my job easy.”
Borton moved from midfield to forward for part of the game against CMB. She responded with two goals in the first half.
“It was kind of hard at first, but having Abby and everybody help you out it went pretty well,” Borton said. “Having everybody contribute and work your way up there is kind of nice.”
As usual, Stephenson and Hattie Rhodes did a tremendous job setting up the Cub offense. Stephenson totaled two goals and four assists and Rhodes had one goal and two assists.
Maddie Stevens continued her strong sophomore season at forward with one goal and assist apiece against CMB. Senior Amanda Fortmann handed out one assist and freshman J.J. Williamson put her first goal of the season on the board.
The loss put CMB at 3-6. Nevada improved to 8-3.