A promising season for the Elco girls' soccer team opened with a loss Saturday. Monday, the Raiders made sure that setback wasn't the start of a losing streak.

Behind two goals from Halie Parker and a goal and an assist from Carissa Mehaffey, Elco opened Section Three play with a 7-0 drubbing of host Annville-Cleona. The win makes the Raiders 1-0 in league play and 1-1 overall while the Little Dutchmen fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the section.

The Raiders jumped out to a 4-0 halftime lead, getting off to a quick start on an unassisted goal in the first minute by Whitney Hoover. Kady Yoders, Ashtin Nell and Parker also scored before halftime for a four-goal cushion.

Parker scored in the first minute of the second half to make it 5-0 before Mehaffey and Sydnie Parker closed out the scoring. Predictably, Elco dominated statistically as well, outshooting A-C 34-1 and earning 12 corner kicks to the Dutchmen's one.

Raider keeper Nikki Walker only needed to make one save to earn the shutout while Aly Page kicked aside 23 shots for the Dutchmen.

Elsewhere Monday:




  • Cocalico 3, Lebanon 0: In Denver, the Eagles collected 12 shots and nine corner kicks to the Cedars' two shots and one corner in sending Lebanon to its second straight shutout loss in Section Three play.

    Cassie Verroca made seven saves to keep the Cedars in it as they trailed 2-0 at halftime.