HARRIMAN, Tenn. | Oneida ran its win streak to six on Tuesday (April 11), jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first half and cruising to a 6-0 victory over the homestanding Blue Devils on the banks of the Emory River.
Luke Barna scored two goals, and five different Oneida players found the back of the net, on a night that saw the Indians get off 41 shots to just six for Harriman.
The first half shot discrepancy was 23 to 4, as Oneida took complete control of the game early.
Barna scored first off an assist by Nick Gilbert, then Barna returned the favor, assisting a Gilbert goal to make it 2-0 early.
Later in the first half, Barna scored again on an assist by Isaac Martin, and then assisted a goal by Levi James to make it 4-0 at the intermission.
Mason Keeton and George Kline scored unassisted goals in the second half.
“We did a good job controlling the ball, considering the field conditions,” Oneida coach Derek Keeton said. “However the first conditions did contribute to the high number of missed shot attempts. The boys were very focused in the first half and I was pleased with how we distributed the ball to each other.”
Oneida, which is unbeaten since a trip to Gatlinburg for the Smoky Mountain Cup last month, continues to round into a team that appears to have state tournament potential.
“Everyone got to play good minutes and that was great for our team,” Keeton said. “Luke had two goals and two assists and played very well for us. It was very good for George Kline to get a goal and Isaac Martin to get an assist. The defense played great. They are becoming much more consistent.”