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Thao Shines for DC Everest Girls Soccer as Our TV9 Athlete of the Week

By Sean Giggy

(WAOW) - The DC Everest girls' soccer team has outscored its opponents 17-0 to stay undefeated through its first five games.

Senior Bonnie Thao has been key to the Evergreens' success, accounting for nearly a third of that scoring.

Read the complete story below or click on the video link to your left.The DC Everest girls' soccer team is 5-0 and out to one of its best starts in recent history. After scoring just 30 goals all of last season, the Evergreens have scored 17 times through their first five games, thanks in large part to senior forward Bonnie Thao.

"It feels really good," Thao said. "I'm happy that we're doing really good. We've still got improvements, but a 5-0 start is nice."

"Bonnie's our finesse player up front," said DCE head coach Lucas Kollross. "She can take people one-on-one and she has the ability to place the ball well in the back of the net. She's not going to overpower anybody with her shot, but she just has a great knack for scoring."

Thao's biggest moment of the year came during the Evergreens' 8-0 season opening win against Antigo where she scored her first career hat trick within a four minute span in the first half.

"It was very exciting. I've never done that before," Thao said. "I enjoyed it and it helped us score more goals."

"I don't think I've ever seen a player get three goals that fast," Kollross said. "You could see it in her eyes. She's got a driven personality and she wants to win in the worst way."

Thao's hard work has made her one of the Evergreens' biggest leaders, something she hopes rubs off onto younger players and helps continue the early season success.

"I just take it as having the girls follow up on what I do," she said. "Hard conditioning, play hard. One player plays hard then you get the motivation to play hard too."

 

 

 

Online reporter: Sean Giggy

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