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Centre drubs Millsaps in Friday night SAA showdown, 5-0
Shots (on goal)
JACKSON, Miss. – The Centre College women's soccer squad overwhelmed Millsaps on the road Friday night, defeating the Majors by a 5-0 score in a Southern Athletic Association contest.
The Colonels improve to 8-3-2 overall and remain a perfect 3-0 in-conference, while dropping the Majors to 1-9-1 overall and 0-3 in the SAA.
Centre also earns its 10th consecutive shutout victory over Millsaps dating back to the 2011 season. The Colonels have won those 10 matches by a combined 43-0.
Centre attacked early and often Friday night, getting off a total of 18 shots (seven on goal) in 45 minutes.
Sophomore Julia Balte (Atlanta) converted two of those into a pair of goals spanning just over three minutes midway through the half. Her first score came in the 28th minute off a feed from Madeleine Espy (San Antonio).
In the 31st minute, Balte netted her second goal off of Sarah Waldo's (Bedford, Ind.) assist, giving the Colonels a 2-0 edge at the half. It marked Balte's first multi-goal match of her collegiate career.
Centre poured in three more goals in the second frame to complete the rout.
Sophomore Hannah Bandura (Morehead, Ky.) scored in the 74th minute – her third of the season – off of an Alana Hughes (Lexington, Ky.) helper, and in the 85th minute sophomore Samantha Lamantia (Commack, N.Y.) made it 5-0 with her first tally of the season. Junior Maddy Coleman (Georgetown, Ky.) provided the assist.
Centre finished with a whopping 35 shots with 14 on target, while Millsaps only managed a single shot for the full 90 minutes.
The Colonels return to the pitch Sunday, facing Birmingham Southern on the road at 1 p.m. ET.