September 1, 2012

Women’s Soccer Earns Dominating 7-0 Victory Over Trojans

Head Coach Chris Adams Post-Game Interview

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Not much did not go in favor of the North Georgia College & State women's soccer team Saturday afternoon as the Saints earned their second shutout victory of the season with a 7-0 drubbing of the Trojans from Mount Olive College.

The victory advances North Georgia to 2-0 on the young season while Mount Olive falls to 0-2.

Six different Saints scored in the contest as freshman Sophia Matonak got things going just four minutes into the game. Caroline Wallace played the ball to senior Taylor Lee near the top of the box and Lee deftly gave a one-touch to Matonak who finished with her first score of her collegiate career.

18 minutes later, Peach Belt Conference preseason All-Conference selection Kelly Penston scored off an assist from Cicely Taliaferro and Caroline Wallace to give North Georgia the early 2-0 lead.

Not settling to just cruise, Whitley Dover added her first goal of the game unassisted.

North Georgia enjoyed a 3-0 lead heading into intermission, but that was not enough for the Saints who are looking to continue last season's surge. It took a little longer in the second stanza for the Saints to score again, but when they did, the flood gates were open as Abby Trevino, Kelsey Martin, Kayla Croom and Dover all found the back of the net.

In total, 24 players saw action on the pitch for North Georgia as the Saints out-shot the Trojans 25-10, forcing Mount Olive's pair of goalies, Carolin Edenhofner and Kelsey Cirrito to combine for nine saves. Freshman Mallory Sayre started her second collegiate game Saturday and made four saves.

The Saints will next face Belmont Abbey College on Monday, Sept. 1 at 1:00 p.m. The Crusaders lost 5-1 to the University of West Florida earlier Saturday in the tournament's first game.

The final two games (11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.) will be available live via live stats at www.SaintsSports.com.