By Denis House for the Times-Tribune
LONDON — It was the Karli Parker Show Thursday night in this year's version of the girls' London Derby as the state’s leading scorer tallied seven goals in South Laurel's 10-0 romp over North Laurel.
“Karli Parker is good,” North Laurel coach Becki Woodworth said. “South Laurel has a good team.”
The Lady Jaguars came into the match riding a three-game winning streak but were shorthanded against the Lady Cardinals with only two substitutes, and as the game wore on, North lost another player, Bella De La Pena, to an injury.
Meanwhile South Laurel was able to substitute freely and in the end just wore the Lady Jaguars out.
“We wore them down,” South Laurel coach Todd White said. “I don’t think we were very crisp in the first half. Any time we play a team that doesn’t pressure us that happens. I told them at the half that we needed to pick things up in the second half.”
Still, even though they were not crisp, the Lady Cards managed to hold a 6-0 lead at the half, five of the goals coming from Parker, who has 28 on the season now. The other goal was an own goal in the first minute of action.
“I told the girls at the half that it was Karli Parker 5, Us 1,” Woodworth said. “I thought we played well the first 20 minutes, came out and did a decent job, but they started to wear us down. When you only have 13 players and you've played some hard games you just run out of gas.”
Parker’s first goal came in the 12th minute off an assist by Shelby Davis. Parker would score again in the 15th and 24th minutes for a 4-0 lead.
She scored the fifth goal off a header from a corner kick by Kristen White at the half hour mark. Nine minutes later she scored again off a corner as South Laurel led 6-0 at the break.
She scored her final two goals of the game in the 41st and 43rd minutes to up the lead to 8-0. White (48th) and Regan Rutledge (67th) rounded out the scoring to make the final 10-0 due to the mercy rule.
“Our intensity came alive in the second half,” White said. “Our midfield played well and everybody started hitting on all cylinders.”
Karli Parker scores seven goals during Lady Cards' 10-0 win over North Laurel
By Denis House for the Times-Tribune
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