Messiah defeats Elizabethtown by scoring four goals early in game
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. -- Messiah earned a 6-1 win against Elizabethtown. Messiah settled for four goals from four different players against the Blue Jays with the first two tallies coming in the first 10 minutes of action.
The win moves Messiah to 11-2-1 overall and 4-0 in the Commonwealth Conference. Elizabethtown falls to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the league.
Emily Schneider scored the first goal of the night in the sixth minute on a square pass from Corinne Wulf across the six-yard line. Less than four minutes later Nikki Elsaesser sent a shot from inside the top of the 18-yard line to the upper-right corner of the net for a 2-0 lead.
Messiah would hold the 2-0 lead until late the first-half when Marisa DeMonte and Mackenzie Clapper each scored in a 33-second span. DeMonte's goal—which came off a shot from just outside the 18— was her first of the season and came off an assist from Erin Sollenberger. Quickly after the score Clapper came attacking in from the left side for a shot to the lower right edge of the goal to put the Falcons on top 4-0.
Messiah outshot Elizabethtown 17-1 in the first half, with Blue Jays keeper Dana Robidoux collecting seven saves.
At the start of the second half the Falcons added another goal as Wulf again found Scheider. This time, Wulf's pass came higher across the box to the Messiah winger on the right side for her second goal of the game. It was also Schneider's fourth goal of the season.
Marisa Weaver scored the Falcons' sixth unanswered goal later in the half, sending a shot from 15 yards out on the right off the hands of Robidoux and into the net.
The Blue Jays' Kacey Cerankowski did prevent the Falcons' ninth consecutive shutout with a goal in the 76th minute off assists from both Callie McClanahan and Deanna Slater.
The Falcons finished with a 37-3 edge in shots, with 18 attempts going on frame. Messiah also attempted nine corners to the Blue Jays' two.