MANISTEE — Opening its season at home Thursday afternoon, the Manistee girls soccer team rolled to an 8-1 non-conference win over Kingsley.
Leading the way for the Chippewas was junior Jayna Edmondson, who scored two goals, one in each half.
She was the only Manistee player to have a multiple-goal night as the Chippewas enjoyed a balanced attack on the offensive end.
“It was a great start to the season,” said Manistee coach Kathy Smith. “It’s always nice to have a lot of different players involved in the scoring. Also, I thought we did a good job of looking for the indirect pass. instead of a lot of direct passes, so we were able to start moving the ball and finding gaps.”
Following the first goal by Edmondson, the Chippewas scored three more before the half. Reese Superczynski-Shively, Lindsey Gardner and Kate Somsel each scored a goal as Manistee took a 4-0 lead at the intermission.
Edmondson made it 5-0 to start the second half, and that goal was followed by tallies from Allison Kelley, Alayna Edmondson and Emily Rabeler.
Manistee is at home at 5 p.m. Monday with a match against Ravenna.