Fish Post Six Goals as They Crush Emmanuel at NCCAA Regional Opener
November 19, 2010
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, N.C.- Sophomore Juliet Waller scored twice in the first-half while senior Angie Kuhn scored once in each half as the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s soccer team cruised to a 6-2 opening round conquest of Emmanuel College on Friday afternoon at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) South Regional Tournament. Hosted at Chowan University, the Fish braved the cooler temperatures on their way a spot in the NCCAA Region Championship game on Saturday.
Palm Beach Atlantic (11-5-1) claimed the win after posting four goals in the first-half and shutting out the Lions going into halftime. After Emmanuel fought back with two goals in the early stages of the second-half, the Fish would put the game away for good with two more goals in the second period.
Waller got the scoring started early for the Fish who posted their first score just shy of the third minute of play in the first-half. After nearly 20 minutes held off the scoreboard, Kuhn went far post past the EC goalkeeper to earn a 2-0 lead.
Just four minutes later Waller struck again on an assist from fellow sophomore Jennie Weil as Waller headed in a ball off the Weil corner kick in the 25th minute.
Sophomore Meagan Phillips got into the scoring act in the 34th minute when a Katie Runyon pass allowed Phillips to score to put PBA comfortably in front 4-0 heading into halftime. PBA outshot EC 18-1 in the first 45 minutes of the contest.
The second-half would once again see a large disparity in shots as PBA claimed a 17-6 lead, however the Lions would not quit as Stephanie Schultz and Lauren Cunningham both registered goals to cut the lead to 4-2 with 15 minutes to play.
Kuhn would break the Lions momentum with her second goal of the contest and 20th of the season when she went far post to beat the keeper just over the 80 minute mark.
For good measure, sophomore Ashley Shoaf added in an unassisted goal just before the final horn sounded for the 6-2 victory.
Freshman Allison Fox claimed the win in goal for PBA.
PBA will now battle in the NCCAA South Regional championship on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.