Sophomore Sydney Dailey recorded a five-point game and freshman goalkeeper Maurie White earned the shutout in net, as the LaGrange College women's soccer team extended its winning streak to four with a 4-0 win over Talladega on Wednesday at Panther Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Panthers freshman defender Jordan Alexis blocked a shot from the right side of the box 4:16 into the game.
- During the 12th minute, the Panthers (5-3) had a strong scoring bid. Dailey placed a through ball to sophomore forward Dynasty Burchett on the right side of the box, but Maricela Saucedo turned the attempt aside for the Tornadoes (0-10).
- Senior forward Olivia Braun drew a free-kick opportunity for LaGrange in the 24th minute with her shot forcing a handball. Dailey buried the free kick from just beyond the box over the Tornadoes' wall and into the back of the net with 23:59 expired, putting LaGrange in front, 1-0.
- Sophomore forward Zoe Watts gave the Panthers a 2-0 advantage during the 60th minute, beating the goalkeeper top-shelf on a penalty kick.
- White (2-0) made a tremendous stop during the 69th minute with a diving save to her left on a point-blank opportunity off a corner kick.
- Dailey gave her team a three-goal cushion with 15:37 remaining in the second half, picking the bottom-left corner from just beyond the box.
- Sophomore midfielder Gracie Amonett ended the scoring with her first goal of the season during the 84th minute, burying a shot from the left side of the box off a touch pass by Dailey during a transition play.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Panthers held a 33-8 advantage in shots and a 14-3 lead in shots on goal, while LaGrange attempted seven corner kicks.
- White made three saves in the win, as she has now defeated Talladega twice this season with the first one occurring on Sept. 8.
- Dailey leads the USA South Conference with five assists, while she sits in a tie for first with 13 points and sixth with four goals.
- LaGrange has shutout four opponents this season, allowing only eight goals in eight games.
- The Panthers will look to extend their winning streak to five with a noon matchup against Mary Baldwin on Saturday at Panther Field.