BARBOURVILLE, Ky. -Union used a
dominating effort on both sides of the pitch to shutout visiting Bluefield (Va.)
Saturday afternoon 5-0 in Appalachian Athletic Conference action at Burch/Nau
With the win, Union improved to 6-6 overall
on the year, 2-1 in the AAC, while Bluefield fell to 3-7-1, 0-3 in the AAC.
The Lady Bulldogs got off to a fast start
in the match, scoring three goals within the first 20 minutes of the contest.
Union got on the board in the 10th minute when Ashley Hall (Hazard, Ky.) scored off a deflection from a Bluefield
defender. Five and a half minutes later,
Stephanie Cagle (Independence, Ky.) made the score 2-0 after finding the back
of the net off a Hall pass.
Almost two minutes later, Renata Peixoto (Brasilia,
Brazil) scored to make it 3-0. The first half scoring barrage ended in the 40th
minute, when Jennifer Sckirl (Edmonton, Canada) scored making the tally at the
half 4-0 in favor of Union. Hall was credited with an assist on the play.
In the half, Union outshot Bluefield 13-1,
while holding a decisive 4-0 edge in corner kicks.
In the second half, Union continued their
domination, outshooting the Lady Rams 12-1 in the period. In the 74th minute,
Hall ended her banner day with her second goal of the afternoon off a shot
Overall, Hall led the way for the Lady
Bulldogs with two goals, two assists and eight shots (three of which were on
goal). In net, Patricia Nardy (Sao Paulo, Brazil) notched a shutout win after
recording a save.
Union returns to the pitch on Wednesday when
they host Bryan (Tenn.) at Burch/Nau Field beginning at 2 p.m.