A second-half flurry made for the perfect Storm Thursday night.

Class B No. 2 Elkhorn South scored all five goals after halftime, blitzing defending Class A champion Millard North 5-0.

The Storm found the back of the net less than a minute after the break, once more near the midway point and three times in the final 10 minutes.

“That was crazy,” Elkhorn South coach Lindsay Aliano said. “We made some changes in the second half, and off they went.”

Forward Mo Gohr had a hand in the first three scores, assisting on the first and putting the next two away herself.

The junior took the opening kick of the second half and dribbled into the teeth of the Millard North defense before finding Avery Smith on the back post for a quick score.

Gohr tallied her sixth and seventh goals of the season later in the half, the latter with just more than 10 minutes to play. It was her third straight multigoal match.

Halle Gleckler and Jordan Vanderloo tacked on insurance scores in the final four minutes, handing the third-ranked Mustangs what is believed to be the most lopsided loss in program history.

“I think it boosted the girls’ confidence a lot,” Aliano said. “They just really showed them that they can do this and that they can beat really good teams.”

Millard North coach James Abueg said it was a bit of a reality check for his team.

“I told the girls they were going to come out ready in the second half, and they did,” Abueg said. “We just came out flat.”

His group won’t be able to dwell on the loss for long. A Monday night tilt with top-ranked Omaha Marian is the first of what could be four games in five days for the Mustangs.

Thursday’s match was the start to a brutal stretch on the schedule for Elkhorn South, too. Six of the Storm’s final eight regular-season matches are against ranked foes, including a Saturday showdown with defending Class B champion and crosstown rival Elkhorn.

And that doesn’t include a Metro conference tournament that features six of the top 10 teams in Class A.

“We have some young, young girls playing for us,” Aliano said. “Two freshmen started for us tonight. I think it’s just taken us a little time to get comfortable.”

Millard North (3-1)..............0 0—0

At Elkhorn South (4-1)........0 5—5

Goals: ES, Avery Smith, Mo Gohr 2, Halle Gleckler, Jordan Vanderloo.

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