Ballarat North United sharpshooter Jess Dart was hopeful of notching up a win over Bacchus Marsh, but she certainly didn’t expect the scoreline to read 13-1.
North were on fire from the opening minute of the match and it was Dart who was in the thick of it.
Just 50 seconds into the match and Dart, who kicked the third most goals in the Ballarat District Soccer Association women’s division one competition last year, found herself on the end of a lovely Hannah Kozaris through ball into the box which Dart then put in the back of the net.
The 21-year-old had three of Ballarat North United’s first four goals within 15 minutes.
The other goal-scorer to that point was Canadian Tia Micieli with her maiden goal for the club, a great moment for the group.
Dart ended up with four while Amy Whiting chimed in with three as the other multiple scorer.
“We were hoping for a win, but definitely not by that much,” Dart said.
“It gave us a bit of a confidence boost.”
Dart, who will also push into the midfield this year, said a huge pre-season was already showing its benefits as the club sets its sights on a strong season.
“We’ve been working really hard, so we really want it this year.”