MOBERLY -- The Marshall girls' soccer team was hoping that its improved play down the stretch would allow it to make up the difference in a pair of one-goal NCMC losses to Kirksville earlier in the season.
However, the Tigers scored three times in the first 10 minutes Monday for a 5-0 victory in the first round of the Class 2, District 9 Tournament at Moberly.
Kirksville got on the board in the eighth minute on an 18-yard drive by senior Katie Potter, then connected twice more in the next two minutes. Freshman Sarah Hooper converted a crossing pass from sophomore Bailey Guiles, who then got within close-strike range for the first of her two goals.
Guiles' second tally came four minutes into the second half, off a pass from sophomore Kallie Holte -- who also assisted the final goal of the match, by sophomore Jordyn Allen midway through the period.
The Lady Tigers (9-13) held an 11-3 edge in shots on goal. Senior Allea Summers had three total shots and senior Lauren McGrath also had an attempt for the Lady Owls, shut out for the 11th time this season, but only second in the last eight matches.
Kirksville will play top-seeded Moberly, the five-time NCMC champion, in today's semifinal round.