Getting another hat trick from sophomore Natasha Turner and another shutout from her sister, senior Benedikte Turner, Carrboro completed an undefeated regular season in girls soccer by blanking Reidsville 7-0 Monday.
Carrboro (15-0-1 overall, 10-0-0 Mid-State) led just 2-0 at halftime after first-half goals by Leah Simon and Miah Araba.
Jaguar attacking midfielder Katie Knotek, the Mid-State’s track champion at 800 meters, scored less than 10 seconds into the second half by running down the opening kickoff – lobbed to the corner by Natasha Turner – and curling it into the net from 20 yards out.
Turner scored her three goals in a span of just 7 minutes, the first two off corner kicks from Laura Sparling, and the third on a blast from 25 yards out in the game’s 53rd minute. Her team-high 23rd goal gave her a third hat trick this season.
“We might have been a bit slow early, but we did a lot better in the second half,” Turner said. “We possessed the ball better and were able to score more.”
Olivia Turschak ended the scoring with a penalty kick after Elizabeth Cato was tripped inside the box in the game’s 59th minute.
Carrboro set out in 2015 with a goal of giving up no more than 10 goals this season, coach Jared Drexler said, and the 2A Jaguars made that look easy as they completed the regular season with just one goal given up – at defending 3A state champion Chapel Hill in a 1-1 tie on April 10. After that, Carrboro won six straight Mid-State games by a combined score of 61-0 and finished undefeated in league games for a second straight year.
Carrboro out-shot Reidsville (12-5-2, 8-2-0) by a 31-1 margin, with the Rams’ lone shot coming in the closing minutes and sailing wide right.
“It’s all about the defense,” Benedikte Turner said, a three-year starter in goal. “The defense really helped me. I really haven’t faced that many shots.”