Alabama-Huntsville Tops Lady Canes 5-0

Behind a two-goal performance by junior forward Lauren Burns, the University of Alabama-Huntsville women's soccer team topped GSW 5-0 on Sunday afternoon in the Peach Belt/Gulf South Conference Invitiational in Columbus.

Burns drew first blood for the Lady Chargers at 30:01 with her first of the season from fellow junior Devin Newman.  Burns then made it a 2-0 UAH lead just before the end of the half in the 41st minute with an assist from sophomore midfielder Judy Boatman.

The scoring settled down from that point on until the 71st minute when the Hurricanes put the ball in their own net and that opened the flood gates as the Lady Chargers went on to put two more on the scoreboard in less than five minutes time.  Freshman forward Courtney Mayers made it a 4-0 contest with her third tally of the season from fellow newcomer Sherra Stansberry in the 74th minute before junior midfielder Janelle Nedd rounded out the scoring with her second strike of the season just over two minutes later at 75:28.

Rookie netminder Rachel Marsicano notched her first career shutout with a three-save performance as the Lady Chargers held an 11-3 shots-on-goal advantage in the contest.  Freshman Brittney Hill led the Lady Hurricanes with four shots, one on goal.  GSW goalkeeper Christy Drabek recorded 11 saves. 

The Lady 'Canes (2-6) hit the road on Wednesday for a 5:00 p.m. match at Montevallo.  The game is being broadcast live by the host Falcons.  Fans can access the feed by clicking the following link: http://www.montevallo.edu/athletics/Department/athleticinternetschedule.shtm 

 

PICTURED: Brittney Hill

PHOTO BY: Chris Fenn