WATERTOWN, WI—The Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University were no match for the Maranatha women’s soccer team as they scored 16 goals on a windy Saturday afternoon to claim their 4th win of the season.
After the opening tip, the Crusaders didn’t remain scoreless for long as freshman forward Natasha Vinz (Cheboygan, MI.) scored off a pass from Emily Hinsenkamp (Harrison Twp, MI.) just 2:21 into the match.
Just four minutes later, sophomore midfielder Harmony Lorch (Aurora, CO.) scored her third goal of the season off of a pass from Vinz. Lorch would then quickly claim a hat trick, scoring two more times within the next minute and a half.
The Crusaders would continue their scoring barrage in the first half, thanks to Hinsenkamp in the 26th minute, sophomore Chantelle Schwenn (Allentown, PA.) in the 42nd minute, and freshman Marwa Omot (Austin, MN.) in the 43rd minute.
Leading 7-0 at halftime, today’s match was reminiscent to the match-up between these two teams just 21 days earlier, where the Crusaders also claimed a 7-0 lead at halftime.
Today’s result would be a little better for the Maranatha women’s team, however, as they would continue their frenzy with nine more goals, as opposed to just four in the match three weeks earlier.
The Lady Crusaders wasted no time after the break, with another goal coming just three minutes in from first half goalkeeper Michala Marino (Grand Blanc, MI.). Marino and forward Emily Hinsenkamp switched positions after halftime, and Marino notched her first goal of the season after just three minutes on the field.
Sophomore midfielder Michelle Roth (Green Bay, WI.) would then contribute to the stat sheet with two goals of her own at the 49th and 52nd minute. The Crusaders would score six more times before the final whistle blew, with goals coming from Audrey Risma (Fort Collins, CO), Kaitlyn Rygh (Grayson, GA.), Rachel Kibler (New Lisbon, WI.), Natasha Vinz, Alyson Dunn (Oshkosh, WI.), and Rachael Chesky (Reedsburg, WI.).
The Crusaders dominating performance earned them their fourth conference win, and now improve to 4-3 overall. Marino notched her second shutout of the season, and Vinz increased her team-leading goal number to ten.
Maranatha looks forward to their next NCCAA match-up against the Tigers of Grace Bible College at home on Saturday, October 5th at 3 p.m.