SAINT JAMES - The St. Maria Goretti girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season in dominant fashion, blanking St. James 8-0 on Saturday.
"I am very proud of the team," Goretti coach Dan Durski said. "Everybody played to the best of their ability today. Our girls wanted to win very badly right from the very beginning. They kept that mindset throughout the whole game."
Erica DiMercurio scored three goals for the hat trick to lead the Gaels (1-1-1).
"I want to give it as much as I can this year, because this is my senior year," DiMercurio said. "My teammates really helped me out. I was just in position to get the goals. We played as a whole team today. This is true Goretti spirit. Everybody got a chance to play today."
Goretti went on top early as DiMercurio scored through the middle on an assist by Sandra Maina in the sixth minute.