ALLENDALE, Mich. — Behind a first-half hat trick from junior Ashley Botts, No. 5 Grand Valley State downed Northwood (Mich.) 7-1 on a windy Friday night at the GVSU Soccer Field.
Extending their unbeaten streak to 26 games, the Lakers improve to 8-0-2 overall, while remaining undefeated in the GLIAC at 7-0. Northwood falls to 4-4 on the season and 3-4 in conference play.
Botts became the first Laker to score four goals in a game since Katy Tafler achieved the feat three times in 2007. The junior forward got GVSU on the board in the 20th minute off of a pass from classmate Kayla Addison. Addison took a shot of her own, which deflected off a defender back at her feet just in time to send the ball to Botts, who was centered in front of the net for the 1-0 lead.
No. 2 UC San Diego 5, Cal State Monterey Bay 0
LA JOLLA, Calif. — No. 2 UC San Diego took down Cal State Monterey Bay 5-0 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play on Friday evening at Triton Soccer Field.
Courtney Capobianco scored twice off two assists from Lindsay Mills in the win, as the Tritons improved to 7-0-2 overall and 6-0-1 in conference competition. Sarah McTigue, Shelby Wong and Izzy Pozurama also scored for the Tritons. Capobianco tallied an assist on Pozurama’s goal as well.
CSUMB drops to 2-6-0 overall and 1-6-0 in CCAA play.
No. 4 Abilene Christian 4, Texas Woman’s 2
ABILENE, Texas — Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian erased a 2-1 deficit with three second-half goals to beat Texas Woman’s 4-2 Friday afternoon at the Wildcat Soccer Pitch.
Sophomores Andrea Carpenter and Whitley Lindholm each scored twice as ACU improved to 8-0-1 (4-0-1 LSC) on the season and extended the program’s current unbeaten streak to 14 matches.
The Pioneers remain winless at 0-7-2 (0-5-1 LSC) despite giving the Wildcats fits throughout the first half. TWU scored its first goal on Katy Black’s corner kick that was headed in by Jillian Fuerman in the 25th minute, and then went ahead 14 minutes later on Candice Davies’ unassisted score.
ACU finished the match with a 34-6 advantage in shots as Texas Woman’s was shutout in all areas of the second half, including shots and corner kicks. Wildcat goalkeeper Elliott London made two saves in the winning effort and improved her season record to 7-0.