PIKEVILLE, Ky. --
The Union College women's soccer team scored four unanswered goals, three in the second half, to post a 4-1 victory over Pikeville on Thursday evening at the Bob Amos Soccer Complex.
With the win, the Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-4 overall on the season, while Pikeville fell to 3-3-2 with the defeat.
In the first period, Pikeville was first to strike, as Kayla Scott scored in the 14th minute to give the Bears an early 1-0 lead.
Pikeville held onto the lead for roughly the next 19 minutes, until UC's Jenn Sckirl
(Edmonton, Canada) put the Lady Bulldogs on the board with an unassisted goal from outside the box. The score, which was the thrid of the season for Sckril, knotted the game up at one going into the half.
In the second half, Union controlled the pace of play from the start, eventually pulling away from the host Bears with a three-goal half.
The Lady Bulldogs' first score of the half came in the 54th minute when Sofie Jorgensen
(Oksbol, Denmark) scored her eighth goal of the season off an assist from Sckirl. The score, which was the eventual game-winner, gave Union a 2-1 lead.
UC added to the lead five minutes later, as Stephanie Cagle
(Independence, Ky.) scored her second goal of the season off an assist from Nikki Jeck
(Richmond, Ky.) in the 59th minute, giving the Lady Bulldogs a 3-1 lead.
Union then put the match away in the 71st minute, when Jeck scored her fifth goal of the season off another Sckirl assist. The three-goal lead was too much for Pikeville to comeback from, as the Lady Bulldogs coasted the rest of the way to record the out-of-conference, road win.
Overall, Union outshot Pikeville by a staggering 37-6 margin, and held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. In goal, Union's Stephanie Burton
(Queensland, Australia) shutout Pikeville the rest of the way after giving up the early goal, making three saves to earn her fifth win of the season.
The Lady Buldogs return to the pitch on Saturday, when they jump back into AAC play with a match at Bluefield. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.