Six members of the Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team scored in the team's 8-0 win over Fredonia State in their home opener on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.
The team's eight goals are the most since a 9-1 victory over Myers College on October 18, 2006.
Freshman Johanna Dunkers and sophomore Anika Washburn each had two-goal games for the Spartans. Washburn leads the team with four goals after a two-goal game in the season opener on Friday. Sophomores Christina Hickson, Lizzie White, Ella Copich, and freshman Aniya Hartzler netted the other goals.
The Spartans first struck in the fifth minute. Freshman Merry Meyer hit the right post on a Spartans' attack. Dunkers was there to collect the miss and deposit the ball into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal. Meyer picked up an assist on the play, the first of her career.
The Spartans kept attacking in the first half and scored a second early goal. White assisted fellow Hickson on her first goal of the season in the 16th minute. White crossed the ball in front of the goal, and Hickson struck from just a few yards out into the lower right corner.
Dunkers scored her second goal of the match in the 33rd minute. She snuck past the Fredonia State defense and Washburn found her for the easy goal. It was the first multi-goal game of Dunkers' career.
The Spartans continued their scoring in the 58th minute on a solid strike from White from 25 yards away, the first goal of her career, to increase their lead to four. Hickson found Washburn for her third goal of the season in the 77th minute. Washburn scored again on a free kick in the 83rd minute. Copich scored her first goal of the season in the 88th minute, and Hartzler finished the scoring with a goal in the 89th minute. Senior Kimberly Chen assisted on both goals.
Junior Lauren Metz started and played the whole game in goal for Case Western Reserve. She posted a clean sheet and saved one shot. Overall, the Spartans' backfield allowed just one shot all game.
Case Western Reserve returns to DiSanto Field on Wednesday, September 4 when they take on Hiram. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.