BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The senior duo of Amanda Weber (Ontario, Canada) and Karin Moore (Owingsville, Ky.) each had a hat trick to help the Union College women’s soccer team to a 15-0 victory on Senior Day against Pikeville (Ky.) College Saturday.
The 15 goals is a season high for Union and also marks the most goals scored by an Appalachian Athletic Conference team this year as well. The last time the Lady Bulldogs scored more than 15 goals was in last September’s 22-0 win over Pikeville.
With the victory, Union improves to 7-7-1 to end the regular season while Pikeville falls to 1-13. The Lady Bulldogs also bettered last year’s win total of six with Saturday’s victory.
Weber scored the first two goals of the match, in the sixth and eighth minutes. Her final goal came in the 29th minute.
Moore’s first goal was in the 19th minute followed by a penalty-kick goal a minute later. She scored her third goal five minutes into the final half.
Ashleigh Mensch (Elizabethtown, Ky.), Jessica Florence (Frankfort, Ky.) each scored a pair of goals while Heather Jaques (Manitoba, Canada) scored twice to go with two assists.
Union also got goals from Ashley Hall (Hazard, Ky.), Renata Peixoto (Brasilia, Brazil) and Hannah Goins (Corbin, Ky.) in the first half. Hall was also credited with an assistand Karla Goncavles (Sao Paulo, Brazil) accounted for another assist for the Lady Bulldogs.
Union totaled 48 shots, with 31 on goal in the contest. Briann Bargo (Somerset, Ky.) played in goal forthe Lady Bulldogsfor the first half and Brittany Puryear (Somerset, Ky.) completed the shutout with one save in the second half. The two combined for Union’s fifth shutout and the first since a 6-0 victory over Spalding (Ky.) University on October 4.
Next for the Lady Bulldogs is their first-round contest of the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament at Montreat (N.C.) College Tuesday, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Union enters the postseason as the No. 5 seed after a 2-1 overtime loss at Montreat, the fourth seed, Wednesday.