Women's Soccer Routs MacMurray 12-1 in Home-Opener

Women's Soccer Routs MacMurray 12-1 in Home-Opener

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VIDEO INTERVIEW - ERIN WELSH AND CHLOE LAMENZO

RICHMOND, Indiana - The Earlham College women's soccer team poured in a dozen goals in its Matlack-Messer Stadium debut as the Quakers routed MacMurray College 12-1 on Thursday afternoon.

Earlham, which had not scored a goal in its first two games, wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as freshman Jordan Blackburne used passes from sophomore Emma Lady and freshman Erin Welsh to net the Quakers' first goal of the season at the 12:01 mark of the first half.

Three minutes later, Blackburne scored again as she buried a cross from freshman Jennifer Douyere to double Earlham's lead.

Neither team scored for the next 15 minutes until freshman Erin Welsh found fellow freshman Yana Miller on a cross from the right way to put the hosts up 3-0.

Earlham outshot MacMurray 26-0 in the first half, but the Racers goalkeeper Sarah Maguire kept the visitors in the game by only yielding three goals.

The Quakers blew the game open in the second half scoring five goals in the 15 minutes of the second half. By the time the final whistle blew, Earlham has scored a dozen goals, four more than any game since the 2004 campaign.

Earlham tallied an astounding 42 shots in the game including 27 on goal while surrendering just three. Blackburne led the charge with four goals in nine shots while freshman Chloe Lamenzo had a hat trick of her own. Welsh scored twice while dishing out three assists and Miller found the back of the net twice. Senior Abbey Smith scored as well.

Lyndi Sacarro scored the Racers' lone goal.

The Quakers (1-2-0) host Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College at 1 p.m. on Saturday.