— The Blackburn College women’s soccer team suffered a tough loss Saturday against the visiting Greenville University Panthers.
Greenville did not waste any time during the game, scoring their first goal 1:11 into the match. Emma Cadwell took a pass from Molly McDonnell, drilling the shot beyond the reach of Blackburn goalkeeper Morgan Zobrist.
Less than five minutes later at the 4:58 mark, Greenville’s Samantha De La Cruz slipped a shot past Zobrist.
The score easily became 3-0 in just over six minutes after Vanessa Ramirez knocked an unassisted line-drive shot into the goal.
The action quickly got out of hand by halftime, as the Panthers were well ahead 8-0. Unfortunately for the Blackburn squad, Greenville had no signs of stopping their offensive attack.
Kiera Coleman would score at the 65:35 mark with another unassisted goal. Roughly five minutes later, at the 70:32 mark, Sophie Laughlin knocked a shot into the goal off a Coleman pass.
While this victory was secured a long time ago, the Panthers continued to run up the score. Martina Garces and Meggie Pallme each scored a goal to lead to the final score of 12-0.
Blackburn simply wasn’t able to generate any significant offense during the match. Their only offense came in the form of Libby Adams, who made all three shots, two of which were on goal.
It was also a rough day for Blackburn’s defense, as Zobrist would only muster eight saves on the day.
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