GIRLS SOCCER: Tori Yoder scores 100th career goal in Shalom Christian's win over...
CHAMBERSBURG >> For the second time this year, Shalom Christian's Tori Yoder has hit a huge milestone.
After surpassing 1,000 career points in the girls basketball season, Yoder was back at it again Monday afternoon. It took her only eight minutes of a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls soccer game to net the 100th goal of her career.
Brooke Poe put a short pass directly to Yoder, who juked around a pair of Cumberland Valley Christian defenders and blasted it by the goaltender.
Yoder went on to score an additional three goals, and the Flames defeated CVC, 7-1.
But just like her reaction to the basketball milestone, Yoder still has bigger things on her mind.
"My goal is to break the school record," Yoder said. "This wasn't nearly as important as what I'm really going for. Yeah, it felt good, but it's not my ultimate goal. I'm still pushing for that."
Shalom's all-time scoring record is 111 goals, and that's held by Brandon Crider.
"It's definitely doable," Flames coach Pete Holdaway said. "She's been on fire the last couple of games. But it just depends on Tori. She's so unselfish. She had opportunities to score some more goals tonight, but she passed it off."
Shalom (12-0, 7-0 MDCC) has at least four games left depending on how it does in the playoffs. If she reaches her goal, Yoder will hold two all-time scoring records for the Flames.
"I think it's great because she brought some attention to a small school," Holdaway said. "She's a very coachable kid, but you can't coach the speed she has. She works hard, and we're very blessed to have her on our team. She's a superb athlete."
Yoder said, "It's definitely an honor, but I couldn't have done it without my teams and my coaches. My coaches really know what they're talking about, and they're always encouraging. It's not just me doing it."
Yoder led Shalom with four goals, and she added an assist. Lexy Poe had a goal and an assist, and Brooke Emge scored twice.
"Tori Yoder played the best game I have ever seen her play," CVC coach Paul Lundy said. "Her footwork was really good, and she scored on some great shots."
Although the Blazers (2-6, 2-6 MDCC) were being outscored 5-0 with 20 minutes left in the game, they didn't give up. Loryn Sanders found Emily Rice, who put it just inside the left post for CVC's only goal of the game.
"They played very well and obviously dominated the scoreboard," Lundy said. "There were long stretches in the first half when we were able to do what we wanted, we stepped to, won the ball and developed some good opportunities. However, they were able to finish what they started, whereas we were still in the mode of looking to make things happen offensively."
Shalom Christian 7 CV Christian 0
Shalom Chr.43—7CV Christian01—1
First half — (SC) Tori Yoder, asst. Brooke Poe, 9th min., (SC) Brooke Emge, 17th, (SC) Yoder, asst. Lexy Poe, 31st min., (SC) Yoder 39th.
Second half — (SC) Yoder, 53rd, (CVC) Emily Rice, asst. Loryn Sanders, 61st, (SC) Emge, 66th, (SC) L.Poe, asst. Lydia Harris, 70th.
Shots — SC 26, CVC 6; Corner kicks — SC 6, CVC 1; Saves — SC 3 (McKenzi Maun 1, Caley Eyer 2), CVC 15 (Maddie Keck).