Women's Soccer Claims 6-1 Victory over #12 Christendom

Women's Soccer Claims 6-1 Victory over #12 Christendom

Pineville, N.C. - Grace Newbold and Lana Truese each scored a brace as the USCAA #4 Johnson & Wales women's soccer team claimed a 6-1 Homecoming victory over #12 Christendom on Friday at the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex.

Danielle Doyle and Ashley Lunceford also scored for the Wildcats (9-3), helping the team improve to a perfect 5-0 in October.

Johnson & Wales dominated the opening 30 minutes, taking an early 4-0 lead over the Crusaders.

Doyle opened the scoring in the fifth minute, as her 25 yard effort deflected off the hands of goalkeeper Lianna Youngman and into the net for her 17th goal of the year.  Truese would soon follow with a pair of goals, chipping Youngman in the 13th minute and adding another strike in the 18th minute.  

Newbold scored either side of halftime for the hosts, tacking on goals in the 29th and 72nd minutes to push the score to 5-0.

Christendom would respond in the 73rd minute on a goal from Gemma Youngman, before Ashley Lunceford answered with a goal just over two minutes from full time for Johnson & Wales.

Lunceford finished with a career high five points on a goal and three assists while Doyle added a pair of assists on the afternoon.

Johnson & Wales goalkeeper Kylie Priddy made three saves for the Wildcats to collect her ninth win of the year.

The Wildcats will resume play on Sunday when they travel to Rocky Mount, N.C., to play North Carolina Wesleyan College.  Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

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