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Wichita-Trinity blanks TMP soccer

Published on -4/15/2012, 7:20 PM

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By RANDY GONZALES

rgonzales@dailynews.net

They controlled their first touch.

Their passes and combinations were impressive.

Goals were plentiful.

Today's Wichita-Trinity side is what the Thomas More Prep-Marian girls' soccer team aspires to be tomorrow.

On Friday, Trinity scored early and often in a 10-0 result which ended in the 51st minute at the TMP field. TMP dropped to 0-5 to start the season, while Trinity -- a Class 4A program which has made the playoff quarterfinals in each of the last five seasons -- improved to 4-1.

"I think you can model after certain programs," Trinity coach Tom Nykamp said. "It takes not just the seniors, but the incoming freshmen, and everybody."

TMP coach Darryl Wellbrock's youthful side is still learning.

"That's what he's been waiting for," Nykamp said. "He's being patient with them, which is good, and he tries to play the right way."

The Monarchs just aren't getting much to show for their effort, as the losses mount.

"It is hard, and we talked about that," Wellbrock said. "We almost made it to 60 minutes, so it's an improvement."

When TMP lost at Trinity last year, the game was over at halftime.

"The girls are improving -- it's getting it out on the field, showing it," Wellbrock said. "Their comfort level of playing against an opponent is not very good.

"Some of it is starting to come," he added. "We got on our (offensive) half -- last year against them we never got on our half of the field. Boom, boom, it's over."

The Monarchs extended their scoreless drought to start the season to 329 minutes.

"We're still waiting on that first one," Wellbrock said. "Hopefully next week we have the opportunity to get some goals.

"That'll get their minds off some of the beatings we've been taking," he added. "A goal -- it doesn't have to be a win -- just a close game."

Friday's game wasn't close for long. Trinity freshman Shiloh Miller scored the first of her two goals in the third minute.

Sophomore Kristin Miller scored the first of her two goals in the 13th minute.

After goals by senior Abby Reusser and junior Ashley Burns in the 15th and 26th, Knight freshman Caroline Zielke scored in the 33rd, then converted a penalty kick in the 38th for a 6-0 halftime lead.

Sophomore Katie Sandlin scored in the 43rd, then a TMP own goal in the 45th made it 8-0. Kristin Miller scored on a PK in the 50th, then Shiloh Miler ended it in the 51st.

TMP junior goalkeeper Andie Marsell made eight saves, while Trinity junior keeper Allie Ruschen made one save. TMP freshman Adrianna Staab made a run on the left side in the 39th minute, and was denied on her angled shot from 20 yards.

"Got a shot on goal out of a freshman again," Wellbrock said. "She's very enthusiastic.

"If I ever get her going in the right direction with the ball, it's going to be very impressive someday," he added.

In time, Wellbrock thinks the Monarchs can be a side similar to Trinity.

"They can play like this, if they put their minds to it, like those (Trinity players)," Wellbrock said. "They put their boots on just like we do, one at a time."

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