In the 61st minute of the Bowie High School girls soccer team’s home contest against High Point Monday, second-leading scorer Anna Huddelston found herself in prime scoring position and rocketed a left-footed shot toward the near post.
It just missed into the side of the net, tearing it off the crossbar. For about five minutes 5-foot-10 junior Rachel Anderson attempted to put the net back into place.
That was about the only blip in an otherwise dominant performance by Bowie in an 11-0 win.
The defending Prince George’s County champion Bulldogs improved to 5-1 with the win while High Point dropped to 3-3.
Four different Bulldogs scored at least twice Monday.
Senior Nicole Hill tallied a team-high four goals, including one late in the second-half from midfield.
Huddleston added three goals and leading scorer Lexi D’Orsaneo and Christian Frink added two goals apiece.
Though Bowie, which led, 6-0, at halftime went untested Monday — it spend the majority of the 80 minutes in its offensive third — the Bulldogs still found aspects of their game to improve.
Bowie sets small goals before each game and Monday, coach Aaron Hankey said, the Bulldogs wanted to force High Point into more offsides calls than they committed.
But Bowie’s initiative on offense led to nine offsides calls while High Point barely crossed midfield.
Hankey said the team will run nine extra laps during Tuesday’s practice.
“That’s something we’re definitely going to have to work on,” Hankey added. “But the girls have been working hard the past two games on passing the ball well, we’re working on some crosses and our defense has been really solid.”
High Point coach Jenna Easenmacher said Monday was a good learning experience for her team as it tries to rebuild a program.
“We can learn that this is a level of play that we should strive to develop into,” Easenmacher said.
Bowie 11, High Point 0
High Point (3-3) 0 0 — 0
Bowie (5-1) 6 5 — 11
Bowie: Nicole Hill (4); Anna Huddleston (3); Lexi D’Orsaneo (2); Christian Frink (2).