(Photo by Elaine Carroll) The Silverbacks remained perfect on the season after a 7-0 thrashing of the FC Jax Destroyers on Friday evening at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.
The Silverback women (3-0) struck early and often and left no doubt after 90 minutes as to which team was the best. They outshot FC Jax Destroyers (0-2-1) 19-1 in the first half, playing on the Destroyers side of the pitch all night.
The defending champions got on the board in the 11th minute when Elizabeth Guess scored one of her two first-half goals to start the rout for the Silverbacks. Kristin Burton was credited with the assist after she dropped a beautiful pass off to the Atlanta forward.
Ten minutes later the Silverbacks struck again when Rebecca Nolin put one by the Destroyers keeper to give her team a 2-0 lead in the 21st minute. Defender Nicole Hill led a great pass, leading to another pretty finish.
The red and black would add three more goals before the half, as Tiffini Turpin smoked one to the back of the net in the 35th minute after she received a flashy pass from Guess.
Burton would give the Silverbacks a 4-0 lead when she found the deflection right on her right food. Burton blasted one by Erin Moseley to keep the blowout going.
Guess would add her second goal in extra time after Nolin sent a great through-ball to the streaking Guess.
The Silverbacks would add two more goals in the second half, both come off the right foot of Nicole Locandro. She struck two missiles from just outside the box, burying them in the upper half. The goals came in the 61st minute and the 88th minute, both getting a good cheer from the home crowd.
The box score was owned by the Silverbacks, who outshot the Destroyers 28-4 en route to their 7-0 blowout.
Nicole Hill added two assists in her 90 minutes of play, while Guess scored a pair of goals and added an assist as well. Nolin put in a goal and tallied an assist as well.
The undefeated Silverbacks have now scored 12 goals in their first three games, while the defense and goalkeeper Ashley Baker have not allowed a single shot.
That defense composed of Rhonda Brooks, Bailey Powell, Nicole Hill and Kansas Bayly has been shut down through the first 270 minutes of the season. The opposing teams have struggled to find any good looks at the goal.
Atlanta goes for 4-0 tomorrow evening, when they welcome in the Central SC Cobras for a second time this season. The women took the first game 1-0 on a penalty kick goal. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
It will again be youth soccer night at the park. All kids wearing their soccer jerseys will be admitted free.