EAST FLAT ROCK — Hendersonville’s girls soccer team has a goal of reaching a state championship after just missing out on it last season.

The Lady Bearcats are on the right track and playing some of their best soccer of the season entering the final stretch.

Hendersonville has outscored opponents 28-2 in its last five matches and, on Monday night, kept rolling with a convincing 6-0 win at county-rival and Mountain Six conference opponent East Henderson (5-7, 2-4) in windy conditions to improve to 9-1-1 and 5-0 on the season.

“The wind was the biggest thing we had to battle and we did well adjusting to it,” HHS coach Kayla Lindsey said.

Seconds into the game, Aubrey Bish scored on an aggressive play. The goal kick-started a big scoring day for the visiting team.

“It helped set the tone and mentally prepared us for the night,” Lindsey said on getting going early.

Multiple players got a piece of the pie throughout the night, but senior Lupita Melendez led the way with three goals.

“Lupita has really stepped into her role as a center forward,” Lindsey said. “Now that she has earned it, she is just a big playmaker for us. The beauty of her play is that she doesn’t give up.”

After Carson Kirby scored from over 20 yards out to put Hendersonville up 2-0, Melendez scored through a crowd of Eagles.

Lupita's last two goals came with 26 and 24 minutes left in the game, as Hendersonville dominated across the field.

Lindsey knows her team’s depth will be beneficial throughout the postseason.

“We have 15 players that can score the ball and I think that will help us make a deep run in the playoffs,” the first-year coach said. “We come out on the field every day with our ultimate goal of making it to state in our heads.”

Hendersonville, who is comfortably in the first-place position in the Mountain Six conference, will play at Franklin on Friday, while East hosts Brevard on Wednesday. Both games start at 6 p.m.