June 25: Washington Spirit Reserves 8, Virginia Beach City FC 0
The draw with Braddock Road evidently didn’t faze the Reserves at all, and they took out any frustrations on Virginia Beach, Kristin Schnurr scoring a hat trick to lead them to an 8-0 romp.
Schnurr started off the scoring in the 12th minute after Gloria Douglas made a run down the left sideline and sent a great cross into the box. Schnurr got a foot on it and redirected it into the net.
In the 24th minute, Paula Germino-Watnick fired a shot in from outside the box. Meghan Nally finished the first half scoring in stoppage time with a header off a cross from the right.
The next goal came off a corner kick in the 62nd minute. The ball bounced around in the box until Alexis Tye headed it in off a feed from Sadie Stark.
Three minutes later, it was Stark’s turn to score as Emma Kershner sent in a cross from the left side that she put away.
Schnurr got her second goal in the 84th minute off another feed from the left, sending the ball in from the middle of the box.
Two minutes later, Cammie Murtha made a run down the right flank, beat her defender, and sent in a cross that Schnurr sent in to complete her hat trick.
Not surprisingly, assistant coach JP Sousa was happy with the result. “We started off a little slow, but once we got into a groove, scored a couple of goals, then they just kind of opened up. We got the third one right before halftime, and then we scored early in the second half. And then it just kind of went from there. Everybody got to play, got some good, creative stuff going on. We were happy with it. We needed to get a game where we scored a bunch of goals, just to feel good.”