Hartsville, S.C. – Ashley Cotton tallied seven points as the Anderson University Trojans spoiled the Coker Lady Cobras senior day with a 6-1 victory in Conference Carolinas women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon. Cotton had a hat trick, while adding an assist in the victory, improving the Trojans to 7-8 overall, and 6-3 in the conference. The loss drops Coker to 0-15 on the year and 0-10 in the conference.
Carrie Settle was the first Trojan to strike, scoring a goal in the fourth minute of the game with an assist from Cotton. Cotton scored her first two goals of the match over the next 25 minutes, with assists from Settle and Jessica Kleinberg on the second goal. Katleyn Conover finished off the first half with an unassisted goal to make it 4-0 at the half.
In the second half, Cotton completed her hat trick with an assist from Tori Danielson for a breakaway goal. Then in the 61st minute Kerrie Cribb (Sumter, S.C.) notched her first goal of the year with an assist from Jill Giguere (Myrtle Beach, S.C.). Joelle Purinton added the final goal of the match with just 30 seconds remaining to give Anderson the 6-1 victory.
Coker goalkeeper Carrie Hudnell (Goose Creek, S.C.) had nine saves, while Anderson’s Alyssa Stephens had seven saves.
The Lady Cobras return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 27, when they travel to Catawba College.