Williams Baptist Earns First AMC, Program Win in 6-0 Shutout of StarsThe Stephens College soccer team ended its two game slump without a shot, posting three on goal against Williams Baptist
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – (Box Score) In the first of back-to-back road matches, the Stephens College soccer team (1-15, 0-8 AMC) encountered a Williams Baptist squad hungry for its first AMC and program victory. The Eagles, who entered the contest with a 0-14-1 overall record, coasted to a 6-0 victory largely due to five second-half goals.
The match remained scoreless for much of the first period as Stephens’ goalkeeper Briannica Ponder posted seven saves in the first 40 minutes of play. Offensively, the Stars were able to end their slump of two games without a shot. Midway through the first half, sophomore Michaela Daniels delivered two shots on target that were pulled in by WBC goalkeeper Hunter Links.
Williams Baptist snuck a goal in before the half and broke open the 0-0 tie with a goal by Jeri Stacy in the 42nd minute. The home team managed to outshoot Stephens 12-2 and took a 1-0 lead into the break.
Only two minutes ran off the clock before the Eagles’ Jeri Stacy punched in another goal to increase their lead to two. Some unfortunate calls led to three WBC penalty kicks and on the third try, Stacy knocked in her third goal of the game giving the Eagles their first-ever hat trick.
The momentum continued in Williams Baptist’s favor as the Eagles scored a pair of goals in the 62nd and 66th minutes and added one on for good measure in the 88th.
Stephens College captain Kenzie Andrade registered one more shot on goal for the offense to give the Stars three on the afternoon. Williams Baptist ended the match with 23 shots and 14 shots on goal.
The Stephens College soccer team will look to rebound from the 6-0 shutout with an 2 p.m. meeting Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.