Molly Dougherty scored two goals to lead Independence to a 6-4 win over visiting Wellington on Monday.
Riccela DiGeronimo, Paige Westerburg, Alex Adams and Makenna McGhee also scored for the Blue Devils, who improved to 7-4 on the year.
“They ran an offsides trap that got us a lot throughout the game,” said Independence coach Bryan Less of Wellington’s defense. “We came out and played to win in the second half. Elise Nelson played an outstanding game at outside defender and Molly really helped control the middle with constant pressure on their center midfielders.”
The game was tied, 2-2, at halftime.
“Molly scored on two corners—off the goalie’s hands and a true banana with nine seconds left—and also assisted off a corner,” Less said. “We had some very nice passing at times and created several quality chances by playing through balls past their offsides line.”
Dougherty finished with two assists while Westerburg recorded one.
Reni Kaiser finished the game with five saves.
Independence hosts league rival Berkshire on Thursday.