The Yukon girls soccer team ended their three-game skid on Tuesday night with an 8-0 victory at home over Capitol Hill at Miller Stadium.
It was Homecoming Night for Yukon soccer with Irvin Romero and Heidi Aduddell winning King and Queen.
Myka Heimbach stole the show for the Millerettes with a hat trick on the night with three goals. It was Heimbach’s second hat trick of the season. She now has a total of seven goals this year for Yukon.
Heimbach scored the third, fourth and sixth goals of the match for YHS. The third goal came in the 42nd minute on an assist by Emily Kimmel, the fourth goal came in the 44th minute on an assist from Ashlyn Williams and the sixth goal came in the 63rd minute on an assist from Rachel Minick.
“I set a goal for myself to be the top scorer but also not be selfish either,” Heimbach said. “We just need to play quicker and play as a team. I think playing all of these tough teams early in the year will help us down the stretch of the season.”
Williams scored two goals of her own in the match on Tuesday, as she scored the second and fifth goals. The second goal came in the 20th minute on an assist from Maddi Phillips and the fifth goal came in the 50th minute on an assist from Heimbach.
Ashlynn Breedlove scored the first goal of the match in the 18th minute on an assist from Heimbach, Peyton Lykes scored the seventh goal in the 71st minute and Kimmel scored the eighth goal in the 78th minute.
“It was good to get back on the winning track,” Yukon coach Steve Scott said. “We have been so close to finishing out close games in the last few that we needed a game like that to get us back heading in the right direction. I thought we started off a little slow for what we wanted to but we worked through it. We made one change and it opened up the game.”
Scott said his team began to take control of the match early.
“We started to take control early on,” Scott said. “We were having problems getting out of the middle of the field because they were swarming us. Once we brought in Ashlynn Breedlove, she gave us something we needed in order to finish the game in a way that we wanted to. We had several opportunities to finish early on but just kept missing. Breedlove took advantage of the mismatch and finished her first chance.”
Scott said it was good to have a full roster against Capitol Hill.
“Tonight was Peyton Lykes’ first game back since injuring her ankle in warm ups against Union,” Scott said. “She was surely missed in those tournament games. She would have made a big difference in those games for sure. It’s good to have her back in time for district play. She played awesome and showed no signs of any issues, which is good as we go out of district for a tough match against Norman North on Friday.”