Lathrop girls soccer now 5-0, West Valley boys get a win

FAIRBANKS-Last night in high school sports one team is starting to position themselves as the top team. At Lathrop high school the girls soccer team continued their winning ways.

Lathrop was up 5-0 over Eielson at the half and put up another three in the second half.

Moriah Flynn got one of those second half goals and a nice high arching goal going over the goalie's head from Christina Mondelli.

Mikayla Triplehorn had another shutout. She hasn't allowed a goal all season she even scored last night on a penalty kick. Lathrop beats Eielson 8-0 and are now 5-0.

Last year the Hutchison Hawks started the year with a winning streak as well. They'll play each other on Friday. Sophomore mid-fielder Karli Fitzgerald notched a hat trick to lead the Malemutes.

"I think going to do Wasilla was a good start for us. It gave us a good opportunity to play like on nice grass and we were able to see what we needed to fix. Since we're back here we're not playing where we want to be but we're getting better," Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald and Lathrop are feeling good about being undefeated about this point.

"It's definitely exciting. It's a good motivator too. We have a hard game on Friday but we're definitely looking forward to it and we think we have a chance."

Meanwhile across town at West Valley High School the Wolfpack took on the Monroe Rams in the MAC conference opener in boys soccer. The Rams are fielding a co-ed team this year.

The Wolfpack were up 3-0 at halftime and despite a nice save from Monroe's Alex Callahan the Wolfpack would continue to strike. Brayden Deweese put in the corner kick assist from Maeng Jung with his noggin and the header is good putting the Wolfpack up 4-0.

Jung would score himself later in the game he had a goal and an assist as well as Deweese. Nick Schok led West Valley with two goals scoring in the first minute and 51st of the game.

Connor Smith also scored and West Valley shuts out Monroe 5-0 to improve to 2-3-1 on the year.