Friesen, Saints Top Bloodhounds
Sep. 1: Junior midfielder Julia Friesen recorded a hat trick and assisted on another goal as the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team opened its 2012 campaign with a 10-0 victory over John Jay College in the North Country Lotto Classic at Sandy MacAllaster Field.
"The team worked hard today," said head coach Franco Bari. "We were fortunate to have an opportunity to get a lot of players into the game and they did a fantastic job of working on areas of improvement. The team also finished their chances very well today. I was proud of their efforts."
Friesen scored goals assisted by senior Stephanie Sayward and sophomore Mackenzie Collins, assisted on a goal scored by senior Brooke Hessney, and then capped off her hat trick with an unassisted goal in the 18th minute.
Junior Erika Gobielle added two goals, while Hessney, sophomores Nyssa LaClair and Laura Topf, and first-year students Grace Lennon and Mimi Coppinger each recorded a goal for the Saints. First-year student Samantha Rock tallied three assists, while Hessney, Sayward, sophomore Mackenzie Collins and first-year students Caroline Crandall and Emma Fleming also recorded assists.
Gobielle opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game when she headed in a cross from Hessney. Hessney scored her own goal in the 15th minute when she put a pass from Sayward and Friesen past John Jay goalkeeper Katelyn Davis.
In the 20th minute, Coppinger scored her first collegiate goal on a pass from Rock. Rock assisted on the next two goals, the first coming from Topf in the 38th minute and the second coming from LaClair in the 42nd minute to cap the first half scoring.
Gobielle scored her second goal of the game in the 59th minute when she received a pass from Crandall, slipped past the challenging goalkeeper, and put the ball away to make it 9-0. Lennon closed the Saints scoring in the 72nd minute with her first collegiate goal off a pass from Fleming.
The Saints will take on Ohio Wesleyan tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 PM at Sandy MacAllaster Field.