CU Women’s Soccer Remains Unbeaten, Cage Lions 8-0
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Women's Soccer team remains unbeaten as the Hawks cage the Lions of Lincoln (Pa.) 8-0 on Sunday afternoon.
FINAL | Chowan 8, Lincoln (Pa.) 0
RECORDS | Chowan 2-0-1, Lincoln 2-3-0
LOCATION | Murfreesboro, N.C. (Hawks Soccer Field)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
The Hawks defense has been stellar all season as Chowan has not allowed a goal to open the season. Chowan has not allowed a goal since Oct. 22during their contest with Limestone last season. Olivia Borer and the Hawks have registered 402:44 of action without allowing a goal. That mark is a program record.
Six different players scored for the Hawks with five of those being freshman.
Carolina Lucci and Hope Kohl netted two goals each in the onslaught. Stephanie Quintanilla, Monae Moore, Marissa Speary, and Sierra Gonzalez also found the back of the net.
Mackenzie Imamura, Abaigeal Peck, and Sabrina Henderson tallied an assist in the contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Chowan went on the attack as soon as the opening whistle was blown. Mackenzie Imamura sent a through ball down the middle of the pitch finding Carolina Lucci at the top of the box, who finished the strike far post just 2:11 into the match.
Less than 90 seconds later, Stephanie Quintanilla found herself in open space on the right wing and ripped a shot far post to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead just 3:38 into the contest.
The Hawks attack slowed through the middle of the half as chances were not completed. Susan Balladares would hit the post and bounced to Sabrina Henderson's foot sailing it just wide right.
Fatigue settled in for the Lions as the Hawks scored four goals in the final six minutes of the half. Abaigeal Pecksent a through ball from midfield finding Hope Kohl on a run for the 3-0 advantage.
Carolina Lucci netted her fourth goal of the season in the 41' sliding a shot from the right end line past the keeper.
Just two minutes into her action, Monae Moore found the back of the net for her first career goal. Sabrina Henderson dribbled the attack down the right wing and slid the pass back across the box finding Moore for the goal.
With just over a minute left in the half, Marissa Speary beat a defender on the left wing finding the far post to give the Hawks a 6-0 lead heading into the half.
Chowan continued with fresh legs off the bench to continue to gain experience for the young team. In the 63' Hope Kohl searched for her second goal of the contest as the initial shot was saved but was not corralled as Kohl would tap in for the goal.
The Hawks maintained possession for most of the half as Lincoln registered all three shots in the second half. Chowan tacked on the final goal of the match in the 90' as a corner kick was cleared out by the Lions' defense but found the foot of Sierra Gonzalez at the top of the box. Gonzalez would finish the strike far post for the score.
Chowan will continue their non-conference schedule as the Hawks host Washington Adventist on Wednesday, September 13. Kick-off is at 4pm.