ST. LOUIS, Mo.— Behind Molly Kovarik's breakout performance, the Fontbonne University women's soccer team treated the home crowd to an 8-0 win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
The Griffins (1-2), outshot STLCOP 38-2 in the outing. Kovarik, a Festus, Mo., native, ended the evening with a career-high four goals on seven shots. Caroline Neal had a strong game with two goals and an assist, while Emily Cardwell and Rebecca Bass each netted a goal.
In the first half, just nine minutes and 30 seconds in, Daniele Caruso passed the ball up for Kovarik and she did the rest, scoring past Kylee Lewis for the 1-0 lead. Kovarik struck again 27.0 seconds later on an unassisted goal, her third on the young season.
Then, nine minutes later, Kovarik received a through ball pass from Collie and she earned the hat-trick less than 19:00 minutes into the outing. Neal went on to score her first on the season prior to the half ending, giving the Griffins a commanding 4-0 lead.
In the second, the Griffins continued its offensive pressure, getting goals from Bass, Kovarik, Cardwell and Neal to make it an 8-0 final.
Fontbonne returns to the pitch this Friday night at home against Franklin. Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m.
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