ADRIAN, Mich. - The women's soccer team breezed past Albion College on Saturday afternoon by a final score of 7-0. Junior Erin Weide scored three goals and senior Alanna Chambry added two more as part of the season-high barrage for the Bulldogs. Senior Sam Barker and senior Abby Doebel also got into the act as Adrian scored five goals in the second half to put away their fourth victory of the season.
Adrian dominated in total shots with a 33-4 advantage. The Bulldogs registered 18 shots on goal compared to three for the Britons. Lexi Lewandowski and Taylor Royce split time in net with Lewandowski getting the start and the win.
Weide got things rolling at the 4:27 mark for her fifth of the season from Ellery Karsten on a through ball from the left wing about 15 yards out. Barker would add to the lead before halftime at 36:09 for her fourth of the year unassisted on a one-on-one clinic between Albion defenders into the lower left corner from right wing around 15 yards.
In the second half, Weide's sixth of the season at the 52:29 mark from Barker made it 3-0 on a nice give-and-go play from the right wing to the middle of the field from 10 yards out. Chambry's first of the season came at 66:59 on a penalty kick after Albion's Lauren Cross committed a foul. Chambry then scored just 27 seconds later on the doorstep from Doebel on a cross deflection to the right post.
Adrian increased the lead to 6-0 at the 68:34 mark as Weide completed the hat trick unassisted as she carried in from left wing from 15 yards out. Doebel notched her second of the season with just 28 seconds left from Carmina Lizyness on a similar play as the fifth goal scored by Adrian.
"At this point in the season, three points are three points no matter who the opposition is," commented head coach Ali Alamdari. "Albion is definitely improving as a program as shown by their recent results, but our girls were committed to a strong result for 90 minutes and it showed. Alanna has been playing great lately, and was one of the stronger performers against Hope. We gave her the penalty kick as a reward, and then she scored another with some great hustle 27 seconds later which I would guess is some kind of school record. She seems to be at the top of her game right now, no question about it."