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Women's Soccer Dominates Goucher

Abbie Marquette had the Hornets second goal of the game off of free kick in the seventh minute Thursday.
Abbie Marquette had the Hornets second goal of the game off of free kick in the seventh minute Thursday.

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's soccer team dominated from start to finish in a 5-0 non-league win over Goucher College Thursday evening.

Shenandoah (1-2) saw six different women, led by Emily Yergin's hat trick, place their names on the scoresheet in earning its first win of the season. Goucher (2-1) was held to just one shot in the contest.

HOW IT HAPPENED

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02′ | Emily Yergin created some space for herself and put her shot in the back of the net.

07′ | Abbie Marquette scored off a 25-yard free kick.

20′ | Freshman Olivia Churchman scored her first collegiate goal after redirecting a rebound of a Rebecca Collimore shot.

34′ | Allison Spaziani led Yergin into the box, who then was able to squeeze one past Goucher goalie Erica Bulzomi for her second of the night.  

36′ | Yergin scored her third of the night thanks to a Jordan Riser assist

QUOTES FROM COACH

"Overall, a good performance by the team," head coach Liz Pike said. "This gives us some confidence going into another tough weekend. Yergin had a nice hat trick."

UP NEXT

SU heads to Ohio for the weekend, taking on Kenyon on Saturday and Denison on Sunday. Both games are set for 1 p.m. starts.

MATCH NOTES

  • Yergin's hat trick is the third of her career and the first since tallying three goals and one assist at Randolph College on October 5, 2016

  • Yergin is now two points from tying for fourth all-time on the scoring list

  • The shutout is the first for SU since blanking Emory & Henry 3-0 on October 29, 2017.

  • This was the first meeting between SU and Goucher in women's soccer.

  • Courtney Stull '14, a four-year player for the Hornets, is in her first year as an assistant coach for the Gophers.

  • The game started 38 minutes late as a result of lightning in the area.

  • Goalkeepers Autumn Delellis and Anna Jacobson shared the shutout. Delellis had one save.

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