COLUMBIA, Ky. — Top-seeded Lindsey Wilson College got three goals from Mia Persson and pulled away in the second half to post a 5-0 win over the University of Rio Grande, Saturday night, in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament at Walter Reuling Stadium.
Elizabet Madjarac added a goal and an assist for the Blue Raiders (14-3-1), who advance to the semifinal round of the tourney next Wednesday as a result of the win.
Rio Grande, the tournament’s No. 8 seed, finished its season at 6-11 with the loss.
Persson tallied the first portion of her hat trick just 6:13 into the match, scoring on a penalty kick to give Lindsey Wilson what proved to be the only goal of the opening half.
Persson scored on another penalty kick just under seven minutes into the second stanza and Madjarac scored an unassisted marker at 58:58 to make it 3-0.
Madjarac’s assist came just over 10 minutes later when she found Persson open in the middle of the box for an easy score and a 4-0 advantage.
Renee Hurd set the final score at 78:20 with an unassisted goal of her own.
Lindsey Wilson enjoyed a 25-4 edge in shots, including 12-1 in shots on goal. Rio’s four shots included a PK which was off the mark by junior forward Alex Davis in the opening minutes of the match.
Josephine Frigge went the first 86:04 in goal for the Blue Raiders before giving way to Loren Cerafice, who completed the shutout.
Sophomore net-minder Allison Keeney went the distance for the RedStorm and recorded seven saves in the loss.
The loss marked the final appearance in a Rio uniform for seniors Katie Fuller (Hamilton, OH) and Venessa Montgomery (Chillicothe, OH).