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Colonels snap two-match skid, defeat Wilmington, 7-0

Colonels snap two-match skid, defeat Wilmington, 7-0

DANVILLE, Ky. – Centre women's soccer snapped its two-match losing skid with an overwhelming 7-0 victory against Wilmington (Ohio) Sunday at Amend Field.

The Colonels, who had been held scoreless for two straight matches, filled up the net to advance to 3-2-1 overall. The visiting Quakers fell to 2-4-0 with the loss.

Centre dominated possession for much of the match, and needed less than 13 minutes to get on the scoreboard.

Freshman Kristin Dean (Liberty Township, Ohio) played the ball into sophomore Alana Hughes (Lexington, Ky.), who netted her first goal of the season.

Dean then got in on the scoring just three minutes later, getting her first collegiate goal off an assist from junior Hannah Sirkin (Alexander, N.C.).

Dean flashed more skill in the 19th minute, burying her second goal after beating a defender to make it 3-0. Freshman Averi Faulk (Crestwood, Ky.) was credited with her second assist of the season.

A Wilmington own goal off of Maddy Coleman's (Georgetown, Ky.) cross made the score 4-0 in favor of the home side heading into the halftime break.

It was much of the same in the second period, as Hughes finished off an unassisted goal less than three minutes into the half.

Freshman Gracie Fitzgerald (Georgetown, Ind.) followed with her first career score, making it 6-0 in the 51st minute.

Junior Keeghan Francis (Knoxville, Tenn.) increased the lead even more with her first goal of the season, as Hughes delivered the assist.

Senior Sarah Youkilis (Lexington, Ky.) didn't face too many shots on goal, but still came up with a pair of acrobatic saves to keep Wilmington off the board. She finished with five total saves before being spelled by sophomore Abbie Thatcher (Independence, Ky.).

Freshman Kate Dutton (Shelbyville, Ky.) also got action in goal for the Colonels.

All told, Centre finished with more shots (21 to 9), corners (12 to ) and saves (8 to 2) than Wilmington.

The Colonels have a handful of matches coming up on the road, starting Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Berea.