October 22, 2014
Wolverines roll past Chatham, 9-0
PITTSBURGH -- Seven different Grove City College players scored goals Wednesday night to help vault the Wolverines to a 9-0 win over Chatham in Presidents' Athletic Conference women's soccer action at Carnegie Mellon University.
Freshman Lacy Harkrader (Mineral, Va./Louisa County) recorded her first collegiate hat trick by scoring three times in a six-minute span in the second half, helping Grove City break open the match.
Sophomore Ellen Benbow (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon), junior Anna Cessar (Slippery Rock, Pa./Slippery Rock), senior Sarah Flenniken (Hudson, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian), freshman Elena Guerra (Arlington, Texas/Nolan Catholic), junior Kristin Thomas (Ellicott City, Md./Chapelgate Christian) and freshman Megan Van Kirk (Allison Park, Pa./North Allegheny) all added one goal each.
Flenniken opened the scoring at 17:04 with her first goal of the season. Freshman Katherine Kouzelos (Akron, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) assisted Flenniken's goal.
Thomas boosted the lead to 2-0 at 22:23 by scoring her fifth goal of 2014. Junior Abby Mathes (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) supplied the assist.
Van Kirk closed the first-half scoring with an unassisted goal at 31:49 while Harkrader opened the second-half scoring by tallying her first goal at 55:22. Benbow assisted Harkrader's score. Harkrader then added unassisted goals at 57:41 and 61:13, respectively.
Benbow scored her first goal of the season at 64:46. Junior Sammie Wild (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) assisted Benbow's goal.
Cessar scored the eighth goal of the night at 71:11 following an assist from senior Micah Richardson (York, Pa./Eastern York). Guerra closed the scoring by registering her first collegiate goal at 77:57.
Three Grove City goalkeepers combined for the shutout. Senior Kristi Lathrop (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) played the first half while junior Nicole Lapia (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) made four saves during 33 minutes of action in the second half. Freshman Trisha Winters (Pittsburgh, Pa./Hampton) played the final 12 minutes and stopped two shots.
Grove City (7-8-1, 6-0 PAC) has now won six consecutive matches. The Wolverines have outscored foes 24-0 in league play.
The Wolverines close their home schedule Saturday at noon against longtime foe Westminster (13-2-1, 6-0 PAC).
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