Alex Adams notched a hat trick to spark Independence to a 6-0 non-conference win over visiting Bedford on Tuesday.
The Blue Devils jumped on the Bearcats early in improving to 3-1 on the year.
“In the very beginning of the game, we were having some trouble finishing chances and staying on our toes,” Adams said. “After my first goal came, we really fell into a good rhythm and we were able to finish our opportunities.”
Independence scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the contest.
Alana Nowak, Hannah MacRaild, and Mandy Kaufman also scored.
“Our passing was really key in helping me get so many good chances,” Adams said. “Our midfield and defense really had a good night finding open players and connecting the dots that ended with me.”
Adams, Nowak, and Makenna Rini each recorded an assist in the win.
The Blue Devils now head into Thursday’s match against rival Cuyahoga Heights with plenty of momentum and confidence.
“I believe we’re jelling so early in the season due to our bond,” Adams said. “Our team bond is amazing and that has been our foundation. Even though we are very young, we work together well in terms of developing together and improving as a team, ultimately working together for the win.”