EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's soccer team opened Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) play Saturday with a big win over UW-Platteville.
The Blugolds scored early and often, mounting a 5-0 lead in the first half.
Emily Sullivan (So. – Medina, MN/Wayzata) got things rolling for UW-Eau Claire, scoring the first and second goals. The first came only two minutes in and the second coming in the 14th minute.
Mercedes Wilson (Fr. – Dousman, WI/Kettle Moraine) found the back of the net less than a minute later to bring the lead to 4-0.
Hannah Jacobson (Jr. Eagan, MN) joined the scoring party on an unassisted goal in the 36th minute as the Blugolds took a commanding 5-0 lead into the half.
Eau Claire cruised through the second have to earn the victory. The Blugolds outshot the Pioneers 31-5, including 19 shots on goal.
Sammie Lefaive (Sr. – Coon Rapids, MN) earned the complete-game shutout in goal, recording three saves.