Updated: Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012, 6:55 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012, 6:54 PM EDT
FAIRLAND, Ind. (WISH) - The Triton Central girl’s soccer season may have ended without a state title, but star forward Samantha Dewey has plenty to remember it by. Dewey wrapped up her sophomore season shattering the state’s single season record for goals, with 70. That’s 18 more than the previous record set in 2010.
“To score a goal in soccer is like scoring 25 points in a basketball game,” said Triton Central head coach Bryan Graham. “You start tallying that up, and 70 goals is just unheard of. ”
Dewey scored 28 goals her freshman season, so the leap to 70 this year came as a bit of a shock.
“That’s tough to beat, and you come out and the first couple of games, you really start to get going,” said Dewey. “You just build on that confidence, and you just stay focused so I’m a little surprised. ”
There was a time when Triton Central thought about shutting down the program. They had been through some rough patches, ending that season with just one win, but Dewey’s emergence has led to a complete resurgence of the program.
"It was pretty much diminished when we got here,” added Dewey. “Thank god for Coach Graham taking it over. I wouldn’t have the chance to be playing if it wasn’t for him taking it over.
“There’s no doubt she’s brought the program back to life, but she’s also brought the Triton Central community back to recognize we have a girls soccer team,” said Graham.
Dewey’s 70 goal record is bound to be one that sticks for a while, or at least until she breaks it again.