Three players scored two goals apiece as the Express women's soccer team defeated Indiana Tech University's JV team 9-2 today.
Jessica Grindle scored two of the team's first three goals to lead the early charge. The sophomore's first goal came 4:47 into the game on an assist from Jill Burkholder. Kendyl Christian made it 2-0 with a goal at the 7:23 mark on a cross from Abby Groll.
Grindle added her second goal at the 13:17 point on an assist fromElizabeth Theaker.
After an 18-minute goal hiatus, Lacee Ortman scored her first collegiate goal 31:26 into the game on another assist from Burkholder. Amber Burnette added to that with her first collegiate goal, unassisted, at the 40:35 mark.
Following that, Brittany Powell added her second goal of the season 23 seconds later to put the Express up 6-0 at halftime.
Indiana Tech ended the shutout two and a half minutes into the second half before the Express rattled off three straight goals by Burkholder (56:01, unassisted), Powell (71:39) and Ortman (78:08). Joanna Dudzikpicked up her first college points with an assist on each of the final two Express goals.
Tara Preble assisted on the late first half goal by Powell. It was her second of the season.
Indiana Tech scored their second goal with just under a minute left to provide the final margin.
Erika Brinkman started in goal and went the distance for the Express. She made three saves while allowing the two goals.