Belmont, N.C. - Ten Belmont Abbey players recorded at least one point as the Crusaders women's soccer team extended their unbeaten streak against Conference Carolinas opponents to 34 and their home winning streak to 13 with a 6-0 win over visiting Coker this afternoon. The Abbey, winners of three straight, all by shutout, improves to 11-2-3 overall and 7-0-1 in Conference Carolinas, while the Cobras fall to 3-11-0 and 2-7-0 in Conference Carolinas.
Belmont Abbey dominated from start to finish, outshooting the Cobras 34-0 and holding an 11-0 advantage in corner kicks as it scored just 3:23 into the match. Celene Molera passed off to Rebecca Mateo down the left side, where she fired a shot off of the right post that bounded across the goal and into the lower left corner of the net for a 1-0 advantage.
Six minutes later, Molera made it 2-0 as she collected a loose ball in the Cobras zone, dribbled unmarked 15 yards to the goal mouth and fired a low shot past Chelsea Beetch for the goal.
Freshman Connie Axiotis closed the half with two goals 15 minutes apart, the first coming at the 20:24 mark with an assist to Lauren Faerber, and the other at the 34:45 mark with an assist to Amanda Maddock.
The Abbey added a pair of goals in the second half, the first by Erika Trivisonno. Courtney Paquin started the play with a short corner kick to Lauren Faerber, who lofted a pass to the center of the box where Trvisonno headed home the winner for a 5-0 lead.
The final goal of the contest was scored by Kelsey Lovell in the 80th minute, as Stephanie Avila sent a pass to Lauren Ware, who fired a shot that was blocked, but Lovell was there to head in the ball back into the net for her first career goal.