Soccer Women Handle Hollins

Haley Barnes got the scoring started for the Royals. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Haley Barnes got the scoring started for the Royals. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The EMU soccer women won at home against Hollins on Tuesday evening by a score of 6-0. The Royals improve to 9-4 on the season and 3-2 in conference.

The Royals got the scoring started in the 20th minute when Haley Barnes (Bassett, Va./Bassett) scored on a touch and go pass with Leigh Lumsden (Madison, Va./Madison County).

In the 38th minute, Hannah York (Richmond, Va./John Randolph Tucker) sent a cross from the left side over to Ariel Barbosa (Baltimore, Md./Towson) who tapped the ball passed the goalkeeper.

Two minutes later, Emily Hostetler (Marshallville, Ohio/Smithville) passed the ball into the middle of the field and found the foot of Lily Dodson (Brightwood, Va./Madison County) who struck a line shot into the goal as EMU went into halftime with a three-goal lead.

Dodson scored her second goal of the game in the 70th minute that was set up by Liz Huffman (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg Area). In the 74th minute, York sent in a high drive to the top of the net from the out near the end of the box as Huffman picked up her second assist.

Barbosa would also add a second goal in the 75th minute on a touch pass in front of the goal mouth from a York pass. EMU controlled the game outshooting Hollins 34-0 while also earning a program record 23 corner kicks.

The Royals return for their third home game in a row with a match up against Ferrum on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3:00pm.