DAYLESFORD and Hepburn United Soccer Club's first all-girls competitive team debuted on Sunday.
The under/12s team had a bright start in round one as players built on their successes from the previous year when they played together in under/11s.
Highlighting the momentum of female soccer in the region, 19 girls turned up to play, but only 13 could take the field against rival club Ballarat North.
With the support of their coach Zoran on the sidelines, the girls proved they are a force to be reckoned with this season.
Not long into the game, the girls had already taken three attempts at the goal. After North scored a goal, Daylesford's girls quickly responded as Ella Carpenter kicked three goals in the first half to bring the score to 3-1.
North's defence was resolute, meaning the girls couldn't keep knocking the ball into the net.
The girls found new energy in the second half to win in a formidable fashion, emerging from the pitch victorious by seven goals.
The final goal of the game was a display of the girl's masterful skills; they passed from the right to the left right through four girls for Evie to slot the ball into the bottom corner.
The final score was 10-3.
Ella Carpenter was a little star, scoring four goals, as was Eve Righetti with three, Maddie Lemphers with two and Ava Koleski with one goal.
Imogen trained hard during the off season to ensure her skills as goal keeper were up to scratch.
The girls spirit and drive is something to behold - get down and support them when they play at Victoria Park, Daylesford next Sunday at 10am.
Meanwhile in junior soccer, last year's league and cup champion under/ 13 squad behan their season where they left off with a 6-1 win over Creswick.
In the under/ 11s, Daylesford put all of their training to the test and challenged a consistently strong Vikings outfit.
And last but not least, the under 9/s scared off their opposition when they took to the field.
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