TABERNACLE--- Here’s a warning to any of Seneca’s future opponents.
Don’t blink or you may give up a few goals in quick succession.
Seneca pulled away from Bishop Eustace with seven consecutive goals to win 18-7 in Olympic Conference action on Friday.
“I know it’s early in the season, but especially last year it was a common theme in the game, once we get our momentum going, it’s really hard to stop us,” Seneca senior Cassidy Spilis said. “I think that’s something that is very important for our team.”
“Once we picked up on our goals, I think the momentum just kept going,” Seneca senior Annie Rollins said. “It was easier to keep going once we got each other hyped up. We fed off the positive energy and we just work off of each other.”
Spilis played a major role in the scoring run, as she netted two of her seven goals as the Golden Eagles opened up their advantage to seven.
“I think we all felt we started out a little slow so we called a timeout, really tried to round ourselves up, get our act together and I really think it showed once we started playing as a team and doing what we do best, it made us successful,” Spilis said.
Although Spilis is usually the top name that shows up in the box score for Seneca, she’s far from the only scoring threat.
Annie Rollins and Devon Webb each contributed a hat trick, while Emily Ingram scored twice and Maddy Winch and Kayla Brooks scored once each.
“It’s awesome to know that we can just count on all of our players to get a goal in when we need it, catch and throw cleanly and we really have a confidence in each other,” Rollins said.
Make no mistake that Spilis is an important part of the team, but she credits her teammates with creating the chemistry that makes the Golden Eagles attack, which has scored 32 goals in 2 games, click.
“It’s a whole lot of chemistry,” Spilis said. “Especially on feeds, they are half the reason why I’m scoring that goal. It’s all just playing with them for so long and being such a family that makes that so well. If I’m cutting in, a lot of people know where I’m cutting, how to pass it to me, where I like to catch it. It’s a big part of them having confidence in me that helps me score.”
With an attack already firing on all cylinders, the Golden Eagles are more than ready to attack their goals at full speed.
“Based off of games like this, we know we have the skill and what it takes to go really far this season,” Spilis said. “Once we play our game, I feel like we’re going to be a team that’s really hard to beat."