GLASGOW — The Glasgow Lady Scotties quickly took care of business on Monday.
The No. 1 seed in the District 15 tournament ended its match with Clinton County before halftime, as Glasgow defeated the Lady Bulldogs 10-0 to move on to the championship game Wednesday night.
"We finished really well today," Glasgow coach Scott Zettlemoyer said after the first-year coach picked up his first postseason win.
"Finishing the game early was nice — keeping everybody healthy, more importantly."
The Lady Scotties seized the early lead with 38:23 to play in the first half when junior Emma Watson found the back of the net. She followed up the score with another goal just a few minutes later to give Glasgow a 2-0 lead.
"We worked really well off the counter. We won the ball in the middle and we went on and tried to work the ball outside and to the middle and score," Zettlemoyer said.
It seemed everything was working for Glasgow(10-8), who picked up its third straight win Monday.
Hayden Botts gave the Lady Scotties a 3-0 lead early in the first half, then Aubrey Phillips scored the fourth goal of the match for Glasgow with 28:27 to play. Phillips added her second goal a few minutes later to further extend the advantage for a Glasgow team that hasn't been beaten this season in district play.
Though it was a postseason match, Zettlemoyer said the Lady Scotties stuck to their routine and practiced on some of the standard parts of the game.
"We tried not to change the style of the way we play, or the way we prepared for the game," he said. "We kind of went back to the basics."
Phillips scored her third goal of the match and it was followed by a score from Kaylee Moore to give Glasgow a 7-0 lead.
Watson found the back of the net for the third time of the match with 4:14 to play in the first half on a nice boot from just inside the penalty box. Her score was followed by a goal from Addie Johnson, and then Moore brought on the mercy rule with her second score of the match to make the score 10-0.
Glasgow will now seek to do what can be difficult to accomplish — beat a rival team three times in one season.
The Lady Scotties, who are hosting the district tournament, will play Barren County at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the title match. Glasgow defeated Barren County 1-0 in a tight match on Sept. 13. The Lady Scotties also defeated Barren County 4-2 on Aug. 20.
Glasgow will be looking to reclaim the district title after the Trojanettes won it last season.
Like the previous matches, Zettlemoyer anticipates a close game that could hinge on one play.
"We've got to play well defensively. We can't give up silly mistakes, and most importantly, we've got to put one in the back of the net," he said.