Girls soccer defeats Fayette County, remains unbeaten in region


Jae Ardoin

Freshman Kendra Ivaska celebrates after scoring a goal. Ivaska scored three goals as Starr’s Mill defeated Fayette County 10-0.

Drew McCarthy, Editor

For the fifth time this season, Starr’s Mill girls soccer invoked the mercy rule against an opponent, defeating Fayette County 10-0.

“We didn’t play the opponent, we played the game,” head coach John Bowen said.

Freshman Kendra Ivaska had the team up 3-0 within the first seven minutes of the game. Starr’s Mill scored again in the first half to lead 4-0 at the break.

“It works out, me being up top and having a lot of great players around me,” Ivaska said. “I get a lot of chances to get a goal.” 

Sophomore Olivia Shaw and junior Mia Hargrove scored two goals apiece in the second half before the game ended early at 10-0.

This win is another stepping stone as the Panthers prepare for the postseason. The Panthers remain undefeated in region play with two region games left in the regular season.

“You can’t get there unless you win them,” Bowen said.

Starr’s Mill travels to Trinity tonight for a match beginning at 6 p.m. They close out region play by hosting North Clayton on March 27.