The first time Gettysburg High faced James Buchanan this season, the Lady Warriors trailed with less than 20 minutes left in the match before rallying for a two-goal win.
There would be no need for a late-game rally in the teams' second matchup of the season.
Gettysburg won in a rout.
The Lady Warriors scored three first-half goals and went on to a 13-0 victory over the Lady Rockets in Mid-Penn Colonial girls soccer' action Tuesday night at Gettysburg.
"We knew who their goal scorers were and that their keeper could really punt the ball a long way," Gettysburg head coach Scott Hancock said. "So we marked up accordingly and wanted to force them to take shots from the outside."
Gettysburg (6-3, 6-2 Mid-Penn Colonial) was led offensively by freshman Maddie Weikert as she pocketed four goals and two assists. Her four goals doubled her season total to eight for the campaign. Lexi Coldsmith came off the bench in the second half and scored a hat trick over a 14-minute span. Also having big nights on offense for Gettysburg were Rachel Lyon and Bre Varish, who each scored once and assisted on three goals.
Playing into a stiff wind in the first half, it took the Lady Warriors almost 19 minutes to get on the board, though they did manage to get four shots on goal in the first 16 minutes.
James Buchanan (2-8, 1-6) managed to register the first shot of the game when Rochelle Timmons had a chance with 34:21 left in the first half.
Weikert got the scoring going for the Lady Warriors with a goal off an assist from Varish with 21:13 to go in the opening half. Varish played the ball ahead to Weikert and she went to the top right corner of the net for a goal.
Audrea Westurn had a chance to tie it for the Lady Rockets less than four minutes later, but was denied by Gettysburg keeper Kelsie Kluck with 17:11 to play until halftime.
Holding a 2-0 lead, but with Buchanan having the offensive momentum, Gettysburg was able to take control back when Nikki Bennett scored off a direct kick from the top of the box with 5:07 left in the first half. The direct kick was given to the Lady Warriors after Lyon was taken down just outside the penalty box.
"That third goal in the first half was big for us," Hancock said. "They had the momentum going their way and were getting some chances. But when we scored there to go up three, I thought we took back control of the game."
If the Lady Warriors didn't have complete control of the game at halftime, they took it early in the second half.
With that same stiff wind at their backs in the second half, Weikert tallied a pair of goals, both assisted by Lyon, just 23 seconds apart early in the half. The first one came with 38:31 to go on a header off a cross from the right. The second came with 38:08 left.
Lyon and Weikert reversed roles on Gettysburg's next goal as Lyon scored off an assist from Weikert with 34:42 to play and Weikert capped her night with a tally at 31:28 off a helper from Varish.
"We changed our formation at halftime to get more support for the strikers in the second half," Hancock said. "It obviously worked well for us. It helped us to score goals four, five and six really quick."
The hosts enjoyed a 27-5 advantage in shots on goal and a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
Gettysburg returns to action with a non-division match at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Central Dauphin East That game kicks off a stretch in which the Lady Warriors are scheduled to play six games in eight days.