Ayden Saunders


Saunders, right, of the Lady Red of Atchison High School, plays in a previous Kansas City-Atchison League KSHSAA Division 4A girls soccer game at Atchison



The Atchison High School girls soccer team found themselves on track early on to issue a second consecutive 10-0 thrashing of the Schlagle Stallions on Tuesday evening, this time on the road in Kansas City.

Ayden Saunders led the team with seven goals, the additional offense supplied by Mattie Dougherty, who opened up the tide of offense in the early minutes, followed by a strike 2.5 minutes later, according to head coach Alex Zanatta. Saunders struck again about 15 minutes later to make the score 3-0.

The Stallions showed some fight until about 8 minutes remained in the first half, when the Lady Red poured it on.

Team captain Kadejah Ross scored on an assist from Saunders, before Saunders completed her first hat trick of the bout with 5 minutes remaining. Maggie Dunn contributed to the tally, and the home team collapsed, allowing Saunders to score twice more before halftime, making it 7-0.

Schlagle gave up goal No. 8 to Katy Harris early in the second half, before Saunders supplied two more to produce the final score of 10-0.

The Lady Red, 5-5-2, return to the road at 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, facing Sumner Academy at J.C. Harmon High School, 2400 Steele Rd. in Kansas City, Kansas. Their last home game is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, against Eudora, at the Atchison Sports Complex.

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