ALBION, Mich. - The race towards a return trip to the MIAA Tournament is beginning to heat up and the women's soccer team took full advantage of an undermanned Albion College squad on Thursday with an 8-0 win on the road. Adrian improved to 11-2-4 overall and 8-2-4 in the MIAA gaining an important three points for the win in the conference standings.
Adrian led 3-0 at halftime and then tacked on five more goals in the second half of the rout. Adrian finished with 22 shots including 15 shots on goal. Ellery Karsten and Erin Weide each had two goals to lead the offensive onslaught. Karsten has been slowed by injury this season but scored her second and third goals of the year. Weide has been on a tear scoring her 15th and 16th goals of the year. Weide has now taken over the league lead in goals with Jackie Short of Kalamazoo still playing at press time.
Courtney Pomeroy scored first at the 20:53 mark with her fourth goal of the season with an assist from Patti Vaassen. Karsten and Weide then traded goals back-and-forth giving Adrian a 5-0 advantage with 26:09 left in the game. Alanna Chambry, Katt Sutherland and Aly Masciovecchio all scored their first goals of the season in succession as Sutherland also assisted on Chambry's goal.
Chayna Wallace and Taylor Royce each split time in net playing 45 minutes. Wallace saw action as the starter in the first half and faced no shots on net. Royce made one save during her time. Madeline Hutchison made seven saves in net for the Britons.