Six Different Players Score In 8-0 Win At Chowan

Six Different Players Score In 8-0 Win At Chowan

The Belmont Abbey women's soccer team outshot Chowan 53-1 as six different players scored goals in an 8-0 road win this afternoon. Belmont Abbey took a 3-0 lead at the half and added five more in the second half as its record improved to 9-3-1. Chowan fell to 1-13.

The Crusaders battered Chowan with 27 shots in the first half as they got on the board in the 24th minute. Mady Sully sent a pass to Sarah Silapaxay, who got behind the Hawks defense and headed home her second career goal to the far post for the 1-0 lead.

15 minutes later, Robyn Hatcher scored her first career goal as Silvia Vazquez sent a free kick to the far post, where Hatcher tapped in the winner to up the lead to 2-0. 

Four minutes later, Hatcher struck again on an unassisted strike, beating Jennifer Harvell from 25 yards out to send the Abbey into the break with a 3-0 lead.

The onslaught continued in the final 45 minutes, as the Crusaders scored five goals on 26 shots, starting with Simone Melvin's marker at the 46:51 mark off of a cross from Meghan Philp.

Nine minutes later, Melissa Pereira scored for the first time this season, as she slammed home a rebound off of a missed Amanda Steiner shot to up the lead to 4-0.

Ananda Gebreyesus added to the lead just 11 minutes later, as her unassisted strike to the near post extended the lead to 6-0.

Cassidy Coutinho capped off the afternoon by scoring the final two goals of the match, the first at the 71:28 mark as she took a pass from Gebreyesus and blasted a shot from 25 yards out. Her second goal came just 57 seconds later. Mariah Meuse sent a through ball past the Hawks defense, where Coutihno ran it down and beat the keeper to score the eighth and final goal of the match.

Abby Walton earned the shutout as she did not have to make a save. In addition to the shots advantage, the Crusaders attempted all 13 corner kicks in the match. Harvell made 21 saves in 75 minutes before giving way to Monica Hayward, who stopped a pair of shots.