Women’s Soccer scores most goals since 2013

Jamie Dailey, The Carroll News

It was a cold, chilly night in University Heights on Oct. 20, as the women’s soccer game was filled with a storm of goals. Those goals came in favor of the Blue and Gold as the Blue Streaks were victorious in a conference duel against the Marietta Pioneers.

John Carroll netted six goals or more for the first time in school history since 2013, when they scored seven goals against those Pioneers.

In the match, the Blue Streaks were led by junior Jaclyn Audino and senior Bailey Fischer, as they two both netted a pair of goals. Two additional scores were added by freshman Kennedy Newhart and senior Lexie Keller, as they each put up one goal on the board for the Blue Streaks. Although the women have not had a season worth bragging about, the team is looking to keep the momentum they gained on Saturday for the rest of the season, especially as tournament time nears.

Fischer is four goals away from beating the school goal record, but she has a more prime concern than just a personal accolade. “It would be a good accomplishment,” Fischer told JCUSports.com. “It’s not my first priority. Winning and playing as a team is always what’s on my mind and if it comes, it comes.”

Audino, who netted her first two goal game this season said, “I play hard for my teammates and for myself.” She continued, “We need to get some goals on the board. We need to prove something to this league cause we’re more for what we show out there.”

It was a statement win for the Blue Streaks and it surely will keep them energized going into a potential postseason. This was the women’s first shutout at home since last year when they played Marietta.

With the win, the Blue Streaks improve to 5-10-1 with their next game against Heidelberg on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at home.