GREENVILLE — The Forest Hills Northern Huskies are ranked fourth in Division 2 for a reason. They are very good.
The Huskies put on a show Monday night at Yellow Jacket Stadium in a 9-0 first half victory over host Greenville. Robin Wujkowski and Jillian Kolster each scored three goals in the victory.
“We had a long day on Saturday with three games that we were somewhat shorthanded,” Northern coach Jamie Bogart said. “We were kind of concerned coming into this game about having our legs taxed a little bit from Saturday.
“The whole goal of the day was to keep the foot down, momentum going, speed of play and being the aggressor,” he added.
There was definitely no let up for the Huskies. Leading 2-0, the Huskies scored three goals in under one minute to open a 5-0 advantage. Kolster scored her second goal at 19:17 and Wujkowski (first team all-state in 2012) her second and third goals quickly after.
“I was very pleased with our effort today after the long day Saturday,” Bogart said. “This is my eighth year at Northern and this is my best offensive team. It’s anchored by Jillian and Robin up front and our defense does a great job at making sure the ball stays in front of them.”
The Northern 4-1 (1-0) defense did not have to face much pressure Monday as the Huskies offense controlled play virtually the entire game.
“They are a really good team. They pass the ball really well and we just had a hard time keeping up,” Greenville coach Chris Hamman said.
Hamman was hoping for more team possession in the game.
“We didn’t really possess the ball during the game,” Hamman said. “That was something in the Kenowa (Hills) game we had done pretty well (2-1 loss). This game, we didn’t possess the ball from the very beginning.”
Meredith Howe snapped a 10 minute scoring drought for the Huskies with a goal at 8:09. Kolster and Megan Fox both scored in the 35th minute, while Natalie Wagner scored the Huskies final goal with 3:50 remaining.
The constant pressure was a strain on both the Greenville defense and new starting goalkeeper Sarah Brown.
“When you play defense the whole game you get whipped,” Hamman said. “I felt bad for Sarah, but she new coming in it was going to be a tough game.”
The Yellow Jackets dropped to 0-2 (0-1) this season. Hamman said after the game it was time to regroup.
“This was only our second game of the year,” he said. “We have a long ways to go this season. We are a lot better team than we showed today and we just have to hang in there and keep working. We need to bring some intensity to the practice field and then to the field.”
Greenville is at Northview on Wednesday.