BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison girls soccer team continued its bright season on Friday night with a 5-0 pounding of Davenport West at the Baxter Sports Complex.
The Hounds, who led 4-0 at the end of the first half, got going early when Kalifa McCaleb slammed one in from outside the 18-yard box. Senior Emily Wolf then scored on a penalty kick.
Taylor Shannan scored and had an assist in the game. Dezire Kline had two assists and two shots on goal, including a first-half score.
Anna Kester scored her first varsity goal in the second half. She played defensive mid but had moved up the field enough to convert a great cross from Dezire Kline and kick the ball from about 12 yards out.
“It’s exciting to see that our forwards continue to score, something we have been lacking in years past,” said head coach Sebastian Seifert. “We are also able to bring up some more defensive players and involve them in our offense, that’s when you know you are making progress and people are moving around on the field well.”
McKenna Fehseke once again led the defense to another shutout and was awarded Player of the Game by her teammates.
Josie Pumphrey and Leigh Johnson both played one half and combined for seven saves on the night.
The Hounds stand at 7-3 overall with two losses to rival Keokuk and one loss to Burlington. They are also 3-2 in the conference and play a 5:30 match against Washington in Fort Madison. The Bloodhounds are the only team this year to knock off Fairfield who stands at 8-1 atop the Southeast Conference.