Lady Rams suffocate TN Temple in 5-0 shutout
Women's soccer team earns first victory of season in 5-0 shutout
Sports Information Department BC
October 17, 2011
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Bluefield- The Lady Rams picked up their first victory of the season Saturday in convincing fashion with a 5-0 win over NCCAA Regional opponent Tennessee Temple. This game marks a four-game scoring streak for the Lady Rams and the result came their way on the afternoon.
"It's great to see all of our hard work paying off in a result. We've done well to get the ball forward and put teams under pressure in our last few games but struggled to put our chances away. Today, we were able to put all the pieces together, including finishing."
The Lady Rams controlled the game right from the beginning, taking shots on goal early and often, tallying 29 shots total for the match. The majority of play took place in the Rams' attacking half and finally at the 20th minute mark, sophomore Jahlisa Harvey was able to tuck a ball away from Courtney Bell's driven cross. This was Harvey's second goal of the season and Bell's third assist in 2011.
BC found the back of the net again on a corner kick from Melissa Hubert. Ashley Moreno rose above the defense to get her head on the ball and the freshman Danni Barlow was able to finish it marking her first goal of the season.
Sophomore Pip Pattison recorded two saves in goal during the first half and then came on the field for the second half. The co-captain helped the Lady Rams keep their momentum the remainder of the game with two goals of her own, one assisted by Melissa Hubert and the other assisted by Friere, and even an assist of her own. Pip's leading the Lady Rams with six goals now on the season. Freshman Braley Friere, an anchor in the midfield, scored the fifth and final goal for BC in the last minute of play after beating a defender on the outside and finishing far post.
"The girls deserved this victory and we'll be back to work tomorrow to earn another."
The Lady Rams will play at home this Tuesday at 6pm against Southern Virginia University. Come out and support your Lady Rams!