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Lady Pirates play in Salida today

SUN photo/Randi Pierce Pirate freshman Hannah Marnocha takes to the air after passing the ball to a teammate during Tuesday evening’s season-opener against the Ignacio Bobcats. Marnocha was named the team’s player of the game, scoring four of Pagosa’s nine goals in the shutout.

SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Pirate freshman Hannah Marnocha takes to the air after passing the ball to a teammate during Tuesday evening’s season-opener against the Ignacio Bobcats. Marnocha was named the team’s player of the game, scoring four of Pagosa’s nine goals in the shutout.

Even though the Pagosa Springs Lady Pirates were forced to postpone the season opener against Salida until today because they didn’t have enough qualified players, they made up for it with Tuesday’s game against Ignacio.

The Pirates held the Bobcats scoreless through the first half while scoring three goals of their own, and then in the second half they scored twice as many goals while still keeping the ball out of their own net, for a final score of 9-0.

Coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason named freshman Hannah Marnocha as the player of the game, claiming, “Hannah was infectious throughout the game. She improved her own play. She improved the play of those around her, and she made the game better.”

Marnocha got six shots on the goal, with four of those making it into the net, and was credited with one assist.

Johannah Laverty made three goals out of six shots and also offered one assist, while Hayley Mitchel and Sara Chronowski scored one goal each. Mitchel made three shots and had two assists, while Chronowski made two shots.

SUN photo/Randi Pierce Junior Johannah Laverty maneuvers past an Ignacio defender during Tuesday’s 9-0 shutout of the Bobcats. Laverty scored three in the game. Today, the team is in Salida for its first away game of the season.

SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Junior Johannah Laverty maneuvers past an Ignacio defender during Tuesday’s 9-0 shutout of the Bobcats. Laverty scored three in the game. Today, the team is in Salida for its first away game of the season.

Brook Bowdridge kept up the pressure on the Bobcat defense by making two more shots and offering three assists, while Addie Thompson and Olivia Reinhardt also got credit for one assist each.

On the other end of the pitch, Maria Campuzano spent all 80 minutes of the game as the Pirates’ goalkeeper, but only had to block one shot.

The Lady Pirates will play four more games before next week’s edition of The SUN. Today at 4:30 p.m., they are in Salida to take on the Spartans. Tomorrow at 4 p.m., they will host the Telluride Miners. Saturday at 11 a.m. the Ridgway Demons will be here, and next Tuesday the Pirates will be in Bayfield to face the Wolverines at 4 p.m.

ed.fincher@pagosasun.com

This story was posted on March 20, 2014.