Duncan Sets New Mark and Lady Pirates Roll…

I commented in the my preview of the season that McKenzie Duncan was rewriting the Branson Lady Pirates Soccer Record Book.  Well, she inked another chapter tonight as she led the Lady Pirates to an 8-1 win over Mountain View-Liberty.

During the course of the blowout, the Palm Beach Atlantic University signee, scored six goals to set a new Lady Pirate single game record.   Duncan previously shared the record of four goals in a game with Hailey Lecroix.   The blowout is perhaps the only reason that Duncan did not have more than six.

It was McKenzie’s sister Molly, that got the scoring going for Branson, just 1:28 into the match.  McKenzie would score her first goal of the game less than two minutes later, and add one more before the half.

Amanda Mantel would hit the back of the net for the Lady Eagles with 2:10 left before halftime drawing them to within 3-1 and scoring the first goal against the Lady Pirates in their four games this season

McKenzie would totally take over in the early part of the second half.  She would score four times in a period of less than ten minutes starting with a goal at the 35:03 mark.   From that point she was given a break and would later return in more of a defensive role.

Josie Michel would cap off the night for the Lady Pirates with a goal at the 11:19 mark.

In goal, Lauren Garrison was her usual solid self.  She was that single goal short of posting her fourth consecutive shutout.

The win moves the Lady Pirates to 4-0 on the season.  They won the Fair Grove Tournament over the weekend.  They will be back in action Thursday Night, hosting Aurora at Pirate Stadium.

photo courtesy of Branson Tri-Lakes News


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