MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College women's soccer team netted a season-high ten goals in a shutout victory over Eastern Nazarene College on Thursday night at Walter M. Katz Field.
The Colonels (1-2-0 overall) scored four times in the first half and held a commanding 28-12 advantage in shots for the match. Junior Tayla Randall (Walpole, Mass.) finished with a career-high four goals while sophomore Lauren Clapper (New Bedford, Mass.) pitched in a career-best performance with a hat trick to lead the offensive attack.
Curry got on the board in the third minute when Randall found the back of the net off a rebound. Just over seven minutes later, Randall tallied her second of the night as she headed in a rebound off the crossbar. Randall capped the hat trick with an unassisted goal in the 25th minute. Clapper capped off the half with a goal off a helper from freshman McKenna Reid (Irvine, Calif.).
Randall continued her strong performance with her fourth goal of the contest in the 55th minute as sophomore Samantha Borges (Somerset, Mass.) sent a through ball to connect with Randall. Randall controlled the pass and put a shot past Lions' senior goalkeeper Griselda Minchaca (Whittier, Calif.) to give the Colonels a 5-0 lead.
Curry increased its lead to 8-0 after three goals in a nine-minute span. Freshmen Jessica Gooch (Dracut, Mass.) and Erica Blanch (Danvers, Mass.) closed out the scoring, each registering their first collegiate goals to make the 10-0 final.
The Colonels' freshman goalkeeper Oliver Hutchinson (Scituate, Mass.) finished with three saves to record his first collegiate shutout. Minchada finished with 12 saves for the Lions (0-2-0 overall).
Curry will next host Wellesley College on Saturday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Nazarene travels to St. Joseph (Conn.) for its next contest on Saturday at noon.