BOSTON, Mass. – An offensive assault by the Emmanuel Saints proved to be too much for the Emerson Women's Soccer Team to withstand Saturday afternoon as they fell 6-0 in GNAC action. The Lions with the loss fall to 6-3-2 overall and 4-2-2 in the GNAC while Emmanuel moves to 8-4-1 on the year and 5-2-1 in conference play.
The Saints wasted no time marching in on the Lions as they stepped up to pepper 10 shots in the first half, with Allie Altman stepping up for five saves in the half. It took under four minutes for them to break through though as Lindsey Garvey put away her first goal of her hat trick on the day off a pass from Brittany Ridge.
It was all Garvey in the half though as she scored her seventh and eighth goal of the season to complete her hat trick with a header off a corner kick and a shot off a throw in to make it a quick 3-0 after the first half.
Coming into the second with Marissa MacDonald taking over in net, the results remained the same as Emmanuel put up 13 shots in the second half while holding EC to three. The Saints kept the heat in through as Meghan Zerba wound up with the ball after a scramble in front of the net to make it 4-0.
The Lions defense just couldn't hold down the fort though as a penalty kick and an unassisted breakaway for Jackie Murray closed out the scoring spree and the match.
The Lions return to action this Monday as they travel to Rivier to take on the Raiders for a 1 p.m. match in Nashua, N.H.