Bennett beats Dunlap soccer team

Adam Larck

Morton’s senior star Holly Bennett showed the Dunlap girls soccer team no mercy again this year.

Bennett had four goals against the Eagles on March 29 to help the Potters win, 4-0.

“That’s a real good Morton team,” Dunlap head coach Brad Love said. “They came out ready to go. To be honest with you, I’m pretty happy with the way we played, 4-0. Last year, it was 7-0 in the first half. We came out and showed heart the whole game. We kept fighting up until the last minute. We had a couple of opportunities, but I have to give a lot of credit to that team.”

For most of the game, Morton was able to keep the Eagles contained on their side of the field. However, toward the end of the game, the team started pushing Morton back and getting a few shots on goal.

Love attributed this push to gaining confidence against the team.

“We started making a little more correct runs, little more technical runs, rather than just popping and going straight up the field. We started getting a better first touch. That’s what killed us in the first half, I think more than anything, was that we couldn’t get a first touch. We were kicking the ball instead of passing it, which doesn’t help out.”

Dunlap finished with two shots on goal, while Morton finished with eight.

Maddie Wolfe had four saves for the Eagles.

Love said the team came away with a lot of positives from the match, both physically and mentally.

“We fought from beginning to end,” he said. “We can lose games, as long as we’re getting better and better before playoffs, I’m a happy man. They showed that today. If we didn’t have any heart and we lost 1-0, I would have been angry. But, I’ll take any game where we play as hard as we can. That’s exactly what I want to see, and I’m happy with it.”