Women’s Soccer Has Record Setting Day

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 20, 2008) — Eleven John Brown University women’s soccer players found the back of the net on Saturday afternoon as the women thumped Harris Stowe (Mo.) 14-0 to set a new school record for goals scored in a game.

Playing one man down and with no substitutions the entire match due to injuries, the Lady Hornets were no match for JBU. In the first half, sophomore Camille Malkiewicz, sophomore Natiel Bauer, freshman Amanda Reed, and sophomore Robyn Cluka all notched a goal, while junior Jodi Knack and sophomore Ashleigh Noble each earned two first half goals apiece to give JBU an 8-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, JBU continued the attack with five other players making their mark on the scoreboard. Sophomore Sarah Kidd, freshman Anne Stringfield, senior Stacie Burley, freshman Emily Anderson, and freshman Kathryn Rehner added to the total, and Cluka earned her second for the game. The ladies also picked up 12 assists. In the losing effort, Harris Stowe keeper Trista Cook picked up 22 saves.

Although he knew Harris Stowe was playing undermanned, head coach Joe Thoma said that he still wanted his team to go out and play well without rubbing it in.

“We’re just trying to get ready for conference,” said Thoma. “So I still I wanted them to move the ball around and think of it as a continuation of practice.”

The next game for the ladies will be conference opponent St. Gregory’s (Okla.) which takes place on the road next Saturday at 1 p.m.