The Bourne ladies routed visiting Wareham at home on Monday, March 29, but the Canalmen were far more concerned about what they lost in the soccer game. BHS scored an 8-1 victory against the Lady Vikings, but in the victory the team’s top offensive threat suffered an injury that could cost her substantial time this season.
Amanda Orciuch’s goal in the ninth minute gave the team a 2-0 lead, but the senior captain suffered a leg injury that potentially could keep her out of the lineup.
“The score is what it is, but I’m worried about my captain,” head coach Rui Correia said. “She twisted her knee. She was going in on the keeper and the defender went with her, and I think she ended up touching the ball by her and when she stepped, she twisted it...she’s a big part of the team. She scored 10 last year. She was the leading scorer on the team last year.”
Correia said he was pleased to see his team put up four goals in each half, but was hoping for a more-disciplined effort.
“The game with these guys can be a little closer than we like. They can get physical, and we need to score early, which we did, and we had plenty of shots,” Correia said. “When we play the bigger teams, we need to use our heads. I can tell you right now that we had more fouls called against us than they did, and we had control of the ball. That means that we aren’t taking care of the ball.”
Bourne got two goals each from Brooke Lunedei and Hannah Wenzel. It took just six minutes for BHS to take the lead when Taylor Wing potted one for the advantage. Three minutes later Orciuch scored what proved to be the game winner. Wenzel made it a three-goal game in the 33rd minute, then in the 38th Emma Correia scored for a 4-0 lead.
In the second half, Bourne built the lead to 7-0 before Wareham took advantage of a mistake that gave it a free kick to get on the board. The Lady Canalmen got one more after that.
The second-half goals for Bourne High were scored by Lunedei, Grace Leach and Wenzel. Lunedei had two after halftime.