COVINGTON - On Monday night the Eastside High girls soccer team gathered to play one last home game against the crosstown rival Newton Lady Rams.
With pre-game Senior Night ceremonies honoring the elder Lady Eagles for their accomplishments with a rose, the team looked hungry to avenge a tough last season, 2-1, against Newton (5-8 overall, 4-3 Region 2-AAAAA).
"Last year was hard for the girls," said Eastside coach Libba Wilcox. "We lost a tough one due to penalty kicks."
Looking to decide this one in regulation, the Lady Eagles (8-4, 2-2 Region 8-AAAA South) got to work quickly as sophomore Ashton Tehrani scored the first goal in the 35th minute to put them on top, 1-0.
With visions of last year's late-game breakdown, Tehrani didn't stop there as she found the back of the net five more times for a game-high six goals (40th minute; second half 42nd, 7:40, 3:00 and 1:19).
"I have been waiting for this since last year," said Tehrani after the game regarding her accomplishments. "We lost in penalty kicks last year, so this year it was nice to show them what we are made of."
As the first half came to an end with the Lady Eagles securing a comfortable 6-0 lead, you would think they could relax.
Still trying to disregard the sour taste in their mouth from last season's loss, Eastside senior forward Taylor Queen would not be outdone by her fellow counterpart Tehrani.
Queen, a senior who had yet to beat Newton in her career, came up big for the Lady Eagles by scoring four goals herself en route to giving her team a decisive 10-0 victory. Her goals came at 24:50, 16:20, 14:54 and 4:37.
"Playing Newton always gets you fired up," Queen said. "Plus, I'm a senior, so that makes everything that much better."
The Lady Eagles, who have already clinched a playoff berth, will next face Salem before the region tournament.
"I hate to win 10-0 against anybody, but it was a great motivation builder for us," Wilcox said. "Playing a good team like Salem that can do everything will make us better, and hopefully we will be ready for region come next week."