“It was nice to see it go into the goal,” Ruff said of her first shot of the season.
Hitchcock, a sophomore, scored the first of her three goals 51 seconds later. Ruff laid a pass back to Hitchcock, who sent a liner from 25 yards that caromed off the crossbar and over the line to make it 2-0.
“We did great, especially for the first game,” said Hitchcock, a reserve on last year’s squad. “I think we all impressed each other to be honest.”
Hitchcock struck again at the 29:19 mark. It started with one of Ruff’s long throw-ins, this one coming from the left side. The ball skipped past a couple of players before making its way to Hitchcock, who touched it once, turned and lined it inside the right post from 10 yards.
Junior Taryn More got into the act at the 23:38 mark. Following a sophomore season that included 18 goals, More’s first of 2013 came after a failed clearing attempt by Windsor’s defense. More controlled a loose ball in the box and drove a high shot from 12 yards into the back of the net.
Two minutes later, More made it 5-0. More’s low liner from the left side deflected off a Black Knights defender and into the goal.
“We bring a lot of athleticism in our starting 11 and we have some girls off the bench that will contribute in certain situations as well,” said Mackey, adding his squad traveled downstate a week ago and went 2-2 in scrimmages against perennial state powers Monroe-Woodbury, Cornwall, Washingtonville and North Rockland.
Mackey substituted often and moved players around following the early onslaught.
The final goal came about a minute into the second half. More sent a low corner kick to the right edge of the box. Sophomore Picinich re-directed it into the box and Hitchcock finished inside the right post from 15 yards.