|Ecclesia College (0-1)||1||0||1|
|Williams Baptist College (1-1)||7||2||9|
|Walnut Ridge, AR|
|1||04:47||Carlee Spears (Williams Baptist College)|
|1||06:10||Maria Ramirez (Williams Baptist College)|
|1||11:27||Carlee Spears (Williams Baptist College)|
|1||13:47||Carlee Spears (Williams Baptist College)|
|1||21:40||Rhaegan Linn (Williams Baptist College)|
|1||25:05||Maria Ramirez (Williams Baptist College)|
|1||30:28||D Stallings (Ecclesia College)|
|1||33:10||Jahaira Bonilla (Williams Baptist College)|
|2||61:42||Hannah Whitefoot (Williams Baptist College)|
|2||69:50||Erin Gay (Williams Baptist College)|
|Ecclesia College||Indv. Leaders||Williams Baptist College|
|#4 D Stallings - 1||Goals||#29 Carlee Spears - 3|
|#1 A Lopez - 1||Assists||#10 Erin Gay - 2|
|#4 D Stallings - 3||Shots||#4 Sierra Martinez - 14|
|#0 R Cruz - 12||Saves||#1 Jasmine Espinoza - 3|
|Ecclesia College||Team Statistics||Williams Baptist College|
|6 (4)||Shots (on goal)||49 (22)|
Date: September 1, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 9 vs. Ecclesia College 1
Records: WBC (1-1) vs. EC (0-1)
Location: Walnut Ridge, Ark. - Eagle Soccer Field
The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles soccer team played in its home opener on Friday, and came out with a commanding 9-1 victory over Ecclesia College. The game was played in front of a large crowd at the Eagle Soccer Field.
"I am proud to get the first victory of the season. It is always good to win in front of our home crowd. They were great for us. It was good to get all our ladies into the game, and get our confidence back high. Now, we will focus on our next game," said Head Coach Gabriel Sitibaldi.
Sophomore Carlee Spears (SO/Harrison, Ark.) got the scoring started early for WBC. She found the back of the net from a penalty kick in the fifth minute. This was her first goal of the season. The Harrison, Ark., native would go on to score two more goals to complete her first career collegiate hat trick.
Spears then scored two more goals in quick session. First in the 11th minute from a Madeline Mead (SR/Batesville, Ark.) assist, and then completed the hat trick two minutes later after stealing the ball before slotting it past the keeper. She scored all three goals in the first 13 minutes of the contest.
Ecclesia's Denisha Stallings would get behind the WBC defense for the team's lone goal in the 30th minute, cutting the score to 6-1.
However, Williams immediately responded when Jahaira Bonilla (SO/Van Buren, Ark.) put a long distance shot past the keeper, giving the halftime score of 7-1. Rhaegan Linn was credited with the assist.
The second half saw two unassisted goals for WBC. Hannah Whitefoot (SR/Atoka, Tenn.) scored a rebound off of the goalkeeper. Erin Gay scored a highlight goal in the 69th minute. She did a cruyff turn before putting the ball over the keeper's head into the top right corner, bringing the 9-1 scoreline.
WBC outshot EC 49-to-6 in the contest. Of those 49 shots, 22 were on target for the Lady Eagles.
Jasmine Espinoza (SO/Fort Smith, Ark.) played the full 90 minutes in goal, making three saves.
The Lady Eagles do not have a lot of time to rest, as they host the University of Jamestown tomorrow at 3 p.m. The game will be played at the Eagle Soccer Field.