Kentucky high school girls’ soccer has a new all-time record holder for most goals scored.
Berea senior Hannah Wallhausser booted all five goals in the Pirates’ 5-4 win over Somerset on Monday, breaking the previous state record of 199, set by Sacred Heart’s Ashley Ritchie in 2015.
Monday’s offensive outburst gives 5-foot-2 Wallhausser 201 career goals with two more regular-season and at least one postseason game left on the year. She’s averaging more than 2.8 goals per game this season.
Now that she’s snagged the state record, Wallhausser can concentrate on trying to help the Pirates improve upon last year’s success, when the team reached the 11th Region tournament for the first time since 2010 before falling to eventual state runner-up Lexington Catholic in the first round.
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Earlier this month, Wallhausser told the Herald-Leader: “The record’s always there, and it’s been overshadowing what I do here ... It’s like, ‘Well I could get there (to the record), but if I don’t score here, it’s going to be even harder to get there.’
“But I also just try to relax and just sort of settle into the player that I know that I am.”
Wallhausser has been in contact with Division III schools Transylvania and Hanover, among others, about continuing her soccer career in college.