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Soccer Dominates Hollins

The Shenandoah University women's soccer team is 2-0 in ODAC play after a 12-0 win at Hollins University on Wednesday afternoon.
The Shenandoah University women's soccer team is 2-0 in ODAC play after a 12-0 win at Hollins University on Wednesday afternoon.

ROANOKE, Va. - Shenandoah University used a strong attacking effort in Wednesday afternoon's 12-0 ODAC women's soccer win over Hollins University.

Abby Alexa scored in the ninth minute for what would be prove to be the game-winning goal for the Hornets (6-4, 2-0 ODAC). SU would go on the score 11 more goals from nine different women to defeat Hollins (2-7-1, 1-2).

HOW IT HAPPENED

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09′ | Abby Alexa opened up the scoring for the Hornets with a shot from the top of the box. Olivia Churchman was credited with the assist.

14′ | Emily Yergin started her day off by collecting a Kelsi Ross pass through traffic and beat the keeper with a shot to the inside of the right post.

24′ | Freshman Cassie Schiffhauer took a corner from the right side of the goal, her kick was on point and Yergin headed the ball into the upper left corner.

32′ | Emily Yergin scored off of a rebounded Maiya Pencile shot.

33′ | Alison Spaziani dribbled through 3 defenders in the center of the box to open up an opportunity for Maiya Pencile to easily score.

35′ | Olivia Churchman scored from the left side top of the box, her shot through traffic was inside the far post to give the Hornets a commanding 6-0 lead in the first half.

52′ | Shannen de Leon picked up a loose ball in the middle of the box for her third goal of the season.  

67′ | Emilie Smith scored off of a cross from the left corner of the pitch from Alison Spaziani.

79′ | Jocelyn Granados took a loose ball from the midfield all the way to the goal.

85′ | Taylor Morris scored off of a header after receiving a cross from Maiya Pencile.  

86′ | Kaitlyn Carter serviced a cross from the right side of the goal to Bella Infuso for the 11th goal of the match

90′ | Emilie Smith scored her second goal of the game, Maiya Pencile was awarded her third assist of the day.

QUOTES FROM COACH

"Our freshmen were able to gain a lot of experience and playing time today," head coach Liz Pike said. "We are heading into some tough conference matches, a lot of women were able to see the field today and get some confidence behind our play. We were extremely balanced and took advantage of scoring opportunities." 

UP NEXT

The Hornets host Washington & Lee on Friday, October 5 at 7 p.m. as part of Homecoming Weekend 2018.

MATCH NOTES

  • Nine different women scored for SU.
  • Six women recorded assists in the winning effort.
  • The 12 goals scored is tied for the second most in program history. It is the fifth time that SU has scored at least 10 goals against Hollins.
  • Emily Yergin had a natural hat trick in the first half. The three-goal effort is the third of her career and the first since October 5, 2016 versus Randolph.
  • Shenandoah's defense held Hollins to one shot.
  • The Hornets were awarded 16 corner kicks.
  • Hollins' keepers combined for 23 saves.
  • Freshman Emilie Smith recorded a shutout in the first half and scored two goals as a field player in the second. 
  • Women's soccer now owns an 8-2 record over Hollins since first meeting in 2002.

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