MUSKEGON — Karli Mesyar recorded a hat trick as the Ludington girls’ soccer team drew closer to the .500 mark with a 5-0 shutout of Orchard View in the West Michigan Conference on the road Monday.

It was the second straight win, and second consecutive shutout, for the Orioles. Ludington has scored 10 goals in its last two games.

Ludington led 2-0 at the end of the first half and scored three in the second. It was a dominating performance from start to finish.

“We capitalized on a lot of opportunities where we had some shots that were taken on which there was a rebound and we finished the rebound,” said Ludington coach Kris Anderson. “I think that was probably about three of our goals tonight. We have people following shots and taking advantage of opportunities that kind of end of up being out there.

“We put a lot of pressure on Orchard View’s goalkeeper all night long,” Anderson said. “It was a good offensive game for us. This is kind of good little stretch for us, creating opportunities and seeing some balls go in the back of the net. Hopefully, we’ll build some confidence and some belief in our scoring ability, and that will help us going forward.”

Emma McKinley and Madeline Billings scored single goals for the Orioles.

The Orioles improved to 5-7-2 overall and travels to Hart for another conference encounter Thursday.

Orchard View slipped to 1-4-3 on the season and visits Oakridge on Wednesday.