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La Salle Blanks UMBC, 5-0

Published: August 19, 2018

La Salle University women's soccer (2-0-0) picked up its second straight victory Sunday afternoon, as the Explorers downed the UMBC Retrievers (0-2-0), 5-0. The Explorers were led by a pair of goals from redshirt-senior Madison Bower and a shutout from sophomore keeper Claudia Jenkins.

  • La Salle took off on a hot start, scoring four goals in the first half. Bower netted the eventual game winner during the 15thminute on a feed from freshman Camaren Cox. Just seven minutes later, Cox responded with her first collegiate goal on a feed from junior Jess Shanahan, putting La Salle up, 2-0. The momentum continued four minutes later with Bower scoring her second, this time on a dish from senior Chloe Lewis. Rounding out the first half scoring was freshman Alyssa Van Heurck off of a pass from classmate Katie Hoffman. The goal marked the first collegiate points for both Van Heurk and Hoffman.
  •  In a defensive second half, the Explorers were able to net one final goal as sophomore Amirah Louketisheaded the ball to the back of the net on sophomore Jenna Soriano's feed.


  • La Salle led in nearly every statistical category, including shots (13-7), saves (4-2), and corner kicks (7-2).
  • Jenkins (2-0-0) finished the day with four saves, earning her second straight shutout.

The Explorers return to McCarthy Stadium on Thursday, August 23 as they host Manhattan in a 6 p.m. matchup.

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