BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Both Ashley Hall and Renata Peixoto scored two goals apiece to lead the Union women's soccer team to a decisive 5-0 victory over Bryan in Appalachian Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Burch/Nau Field.
With the victory, the Lady Bulldogs improved to 7-6 on the year, 3-0 in the AAC, while Bryan dropped to 7-4-1 overall with the loss, 1-2 in the AAC.
In the first half, Union got on the board quickly, as Hall (Hazard, Ky.) added her first goal of the afternoon 59 seconds into play off a Stephanie Cagle (Independence, Ky.) pass. That goal, however, was the only one of the period for Union, as the game went into the half with the Lady Bulldogs holding a 1-0 edge.
In the second half, Union put the game out of Bryan's reach early. In the 47th minute, Peixoto (Brasilla, Brazil) found the back of the net off a Jenn Sckril (Edmonton, Canada) service to make the score 2-0. Seven minutes later, Peixoto added her second goal of the afternoon and seventh of the season from 10 yards out. The unassisted goal made the score 3-0 in favor of Union.
The scoring barrage continued in the 63rd minute when Hall added her second goal of the day and 11th of the year off a Cagle assist (her second of the day, as well), to make it 4-0. The final goal of the afternoon was scored by Sckril in the 69th minute. On the play, two Lady Bulldogs were credited with assists, Nikki Jeck (Richmond, Ky.) and Peixoto.
Overall, Union outshot Bryan 17-8 in the contest and held a 9-6 advantage on corner kicks. In goal, Patricia Nardy (Sao Paulo, Brazil) picked up the shutout win after making two saves.
Union will now take a break from action and return to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 16th when they take on Montreat in AAC action. Kickoff if set for 1 p.m.