The Piedmont College women's soccer team came to the Woodruff P.E. Center Tuesday afternoon as Lions, but left as cubs just a few hours later.
The Eagles (9-1-1) decimated Piedmont, scoring four first-half goals on their way to a 7-0 thrashing.
||Sophomore forward Annie Schenck scored her eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's 7-0 win over Piedmont College.
After coming off Sunday's frustrating tie against the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the Eagles hoped to gain some momentum and earn a convincing win.
They jumped out of the gates early when sophomore midfielder Anne Mobley chalked up her first goal of the contest only 14 minutes into the game.
Junior forward Amber Poe added another a few minutes later off a Mobley feed, while senior forward Silke Cousin and junior forward Jill Warm finished off the first half scoring.
"There were plenty of positives in today's game," Head Coach Michael Sabatelle said. "We scored some quality goals, but we still need to work on finishing our opportunities. Silke's goal in the first half was a pleasure to see because she finished a beautiful opportunity."
The second half wasn't any different.
Scoring her second goal of the match, Poe chipped the ball over the Piedmont goalie in the 66th minute.
Within the next five minutes, sophomore forward Annie Schenck assisted junior midfielder Lisa Regenbogen on a breakaway tally and scored on a cross from junior midfielder Megan Connolly.
"This was an important win in preparation for this weekend's road trip," Mobley said. "We need to finish more of our shots, but it will come."
The win gave the Eagles their seventh shutout of the season. Goalies Andrea Pawliczek and Kate Davis split time in net, combining their efforts to stymie just five Lion shots.
With such a convincing win, Sabatelle was able to give every player the chance to get some playing time in the game.
"After disappointment, this win builds momentum for this coming weekend," Poe said.
The squad hopes to carry its momentum on this weekend's road trip to Pittsburgh and Cleveland, where they will look to continue its University Athletic Association domination against opponents Carnegie Mellon University (Penn.) and Case Western Reserve University (Ohio).
"Every UAA game is challenging," Sabatelle said. "Statistically, they appear to be bad teams, both with records of 0-2 in the UAA conference. However, all UAA games are serious and we're the team to beat. We can't let our guard down."