COLUMBUS – The ninth-ranked Columbus State University women’s soccer team scored eight second-half goals on its way to an 11-0 rout of Georgia Southwestern on Saturday. The Peach Belt Conference match was played at the Walden Soccer Complex.
The 11 goals are the most scored by the Lady Cougars since they won 11-0, also against Georgia Southwestern, on October 29, 2008.
“We started a little slow, but were able to get going in the second half,” head coach Jay Entlich said. “It was good to see some players score that hadn’t scored yet.”
Columbus State (9-2-0, 5-1-0 PBC) had seven shots and five corner kicks through the first 12 minutes, but the Lady Cougars couldn’t find the net.
That all changed in the 14th minute when Cassandra Wade broke through. Hugrun Elvarsdottir put a pass in front of the net to a waiting Wade who tapped it home for her sixth goal of the season.
The next 12 CSU shots were kept out of the net, but the Lady Cougars finally added on a pair in a 90-second span.
Playing in her first match in nearly a month, Riley Clark came back in a big way as the freshman finished off a pass from Angelica Tabares for her third of the year.
Tabares then got in on the scoring act shortly thereafter with her second of the season off an assist from Flo Spano.
The match went to halftime at just 3-0. The Lady Cougars then needed almost 12 minutes in the second half before they would get their first goal. The floodgates would open though after the first one went home.
Elvarsdottir started the second-half scoring in the 57th minute as Ali Cook’s pass left the junior one-on-one with the keeper. Elvarsdottir easily found the net for her first of two on the day.
Olivia Jarrell joined the fun in the 61st minute, getting the first goal of her day as well as Elvarsdottir notched her second assist.
After Elvarsdottir found the net for the second time in the 64th minute, Delaney Borror took a deflected ball and scored the first goal of her collegiate career.
Jarrell tacked on another, heading home a corner in minute 75 before Cook took over the scoring duties.
The freshman from Australia buried a free kick from approximately 35 yards out in the 79th minute for her first career goal and quickly found a second in the 86th minute.
The scoring barrage concluded with just over one minute to play as Keyle Snyder pounded home a rebound for her first collegiate goal.
The Lady Cougars set a program record for shots on Saturday, outshooting Georgia Southwestern (3-8-0, 0-6-0) 50-1.
Maylyn Parsons made a diving save on the only GSW shot of the day and earned her ninth victory of the season.
Columbus State will now head on the road for a match at Young Harris on Wednesday. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
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