Michaela Shawhan of St. John’s takes control of the ball as Jenna Rose of LCC defends. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
Michaela Shawhan of St. John’s takes control of the ball as Jenna Rose of LCC defends. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
DELPHOS — The Lady Jays soccer team played host to Lima Central Catholic in what turned out to be a one-sided contest. Seven different players scored for the Thunderbirds as they defeated St. John’s 10-1.

A barrage of shots on St. John’s goalie Reagan Ulm netted zero results as LCC failed to find the mark several times. Most of their early attempts were by freshman Annika Wilker.

Avery Rice scored the first goal of the game at the 13:01 mark of the opening half after going one-on-one with Ulm. Rice led the T-Birds with 4 goals in the match and was the driving force behind their offensive production.

Annika Wilker finally made good on an attempt at the 22:14 mark to give LCC a 2-0 lead over the Lady Jays after several sailed high earlier in the match.

Jessica Wilker extended the Thunderbird lead just :58 seconds after their last goal to bring the lead to 3-0 in favor of LCC.

St. John’s scored their fist and only goal of the afternoon at the 26:14 mark of the first half. Addison Mueller found the back of the net to cut the T-Bird’s lead down to 3-1.

The Lady Jays goal only seemed to motivate the LCC offense as they scored four more goals before halftime. Rice nailed two more to bring her total to three while Sophia Santaguida and Sophia Luchini scored one a piece to bring the score to 7-1 in favor of the Thunderbirds.

The party didn’t stop for LCC in the second half. Rice landed her fourth goal of the game at the 5:07 mark to extend the lead to 8-1.

Peyton Craig bounced a shot of the top bar and in to the net to give the Thunderbirds a 9-1 lead. Her blast at the 18:56 mark of the second half left many wondering how many more they could put on the board.

Freshman Isabella John was responsible for the final goal of the match. She put one in at the 37:13 mark to give her team an impressive 10-1 victory.

“It was defiantly a tough battle today,” said St. John’s head coach Katrina Smith. “We had some fatigue injuries set in and only had ten players for a little bit, and that is never easy. LCC has an outstanding program and they were very disciplined. We showed some improvement in the second half.”

St. John’s falls to 1-6 (0-3 WOSL) while LCC improves to 5-2 (2-1 WOSL).