Norman's first two career goals helps lead No. 9 Limestone to 6-0 win
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Four different players scored and two had two goals apiece as No. 9 Limestone (12-5, 9-0 ISA) notched a 6-0 victory against first-year Newberry (0-12, 0-7 ISA) on Wednesday. The win guarantees the Saints the top seed in the upcoming ECAC tournament in St. Charles, Mo. from November 8-10.
Junior attack Rachel Goromonzi and sophomore attack Jill Funkhouser made wasted no time in connecting twice early on to make it a 2-0 game.
Funkhouser found Goromonzi for the first goal on a pass from the right side that the Saints all-time leading scorer then deflected in behind her back at 5:53. Their second connection would come at the 11:11 mark as Goromonzi, positioned just off the left corner of the goal, took a pass from the right side and chipped it into the right corner.
Less than seven minutes later, sophomore midfielder Rebekah Baker broke away from the pack, juked the keeper on the right side and fired behind her into the left corner of the goal to make it 3-0 at the 17:58 mark.
Newberry's defense would step up and hold the score there for nearly the rest of the half but a late defensive lapse led to senior attack Kayla Marrie making it 4-0 off a pass from freshman midfielder Stembeni Zhanda with just 17 seconds left to play.
Coming out of the half up four, Limestone didn't wait to fire the offense back up as freshman attack Kate Norman scored her first career goal, this coming just 1:11 into the half. Eighteen minutes later she notched her second goal, also unassisted, from the right corner of the goal at 54:20.
That would close out the offense as Limestone's defense notched its fourth shutout of the season with the 6-0 decision.
Goromonzi delivered goals No. 18 and 19 on the season and now has 40 points on the year, all of which are already program records, to pace the Saints. She now has 45 career goals and 98 points. She was joined by Norman with her two-goal effort and Baker and Marrie with their solo goals.
Zhanda had the only other point on the day, collecting an assist on Marrie's goal. Senior goal keeper Lindsay Hinto went the distance, notching her fourth shutout of the season along with six saves. She is now 12-5 on the season.
Newberry's Courtlyn Warren notched three shots, all on goal, to lead the Wolves while Carly Lutz, Caitlyn Warren and Kaitlyn Willard each had a shot on goal. Morgan Downey played all 70 minutes in cage, making 20 saves and allowing six goals to fall to 0-12 for the first-year program.