Through two District 9-AA games, the White House Heritage girls soccer team has outscored its opponents 18-0.

Their latest blowout was a 9-0 home victory over Greenbrier Tuesday night. The game ended in a mercy rule midway through the second half.

Heritage coach Rett Roach said the contest allowed the Lady Patriots to experiment with their lineup.

“We preach to the girls that there are only so many opportunities to get better in a game setting during the regular season,” Roach said. “The girls took advantage of that opportunity by adjusting to formation changes on the fly. Their flexibility with playing new positions and formations has been on display all season.”

Eimy Esparaza and Cassie Gardner each scored two goals for the Lady Patriots. Alexis Johnson, Lydia Clifford, Mally Horn and Alex Green rounded out the scoring with one goal apiece.

Roach also credited Greenbrier coach Jonathan Sutton for his team’s effort, despite the lopsided result. The Lady Bobcats have nine freshmen in their playing rotation and are one of the youngest teams in the area.

“His patience and dedication to his program is admirable,” Roach said. “Regardless of the score line, his girls continued playing and never quit. (That) is a direct reflection of the person and coach he is.”

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