Falcons Soar in Home Opener, 5-0
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo women's soccer team (1-1) jumped on the Tigers of the University of West Alabama (1-1) early and never let up as the Falcons dominated play taking a 5-0 win in their home opener. Sophomore Christine Prince (Ajax, Ontario/Pickering) led the way with a pair of goals including the game-winner. Freshmen Melissa Bode (Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch) and Camilla Alderin (Oslo, Norway/Persbraten Videregaende Skole) each chipped in a pair of assists.
The Falcons out-shot the Tigers 22-3 and had a 14-1 advantage in shots on goal. Sophomore Kaitlin Thomas (Calgary, Alberta/Foothills Composite), junior Alyssa Maxwell (Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo) and freshman Katie Mealer (Germantown, Tenn./Houston) combined for the shutout in goal. Thomas played the entire first half making the lone save in the game. Maxwell played just under 38 minutes while Mealer played the final seven minutes.
Sophomore Asgerdur Palsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland/Verzlunarskoli Islands) helped get the scoring going as she sent a throughball to a streaking Prince who was able to beat the keeper for a 1-0 lead just 4:23 into the first half. Freshman Aimee Godfrey (Dundee, Scotland/Craigie) struck just two minutes later as she sent a laser from 35 yards out over the keepers head to give UM a 2-0 lead.
Alderin got the first of her two assists at the 34:00 mark of the first half as she sent a ball down the left side to sophomore Danielle Zak (Barrie, Ontario/St. Peter's Catholic) who pushed the ball to the far post to give UM a 3-0 lead.
Just three minutes later Bode found Alderin out wide of the box. Alderin sent a ball into the penalty area where sophomore Taylor Kerr (Birmingham, Ala./Vestavia Hills) headed in the ball off the far post.
UM took a 4-0 lead into the halftime break as they held a 10-1 advantage in shots.
The second half was much more quiet offensively for the Falcons as the lone goal came at the 78:59 mark as Bode and Kerr teamed up to send a ball across the box which found Prince who kicked it past a diving keeper.
Freshman Lyndsie Jacobs (Lubbock, Texas/Coronado) led the Falcons in shots with five while Kerr and Prince each had four.
The Falcons will be back in action Friday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. as they travel to Flagler College for their Peach Belt Conference opener.