CHICAGO – The No. 11-ranked University of Chicago women's soccer team broke out big on offense and raced through University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7-0 on Wednesday.
The seven goals were the most scored by the Maroons (2-1-0) since a 7-0 victory over North Central College on Sept. 30, 2014. The Pointers fell to 1-3-0 on the season.
Three different players scored their first career collegiate goal in the first half of play. Sophomore forward Mia Calamari opened the onslaught in the fifth minute by lofting a shot from the top right of the box to the far left post. Freshman midfielder Jenna McKinney assisted on the play. In the 28th minute, freshman midfielder Dana Ulrich scored on a scramble in the box off a centering pass from McKinney, who picked up her second assist. The home team went into halftime with a 3-0 lead following a hard strike from freshman defender Sydney Mathis at 41:09. Mathis juked her defender near the right corner of the box and the blasted away from 20+ yards to score.
UChicago's attack grew stronger as the game went on, dominating ball possession and scoring chances all afternoon. Calamari set up the fourth score on a corner kick which found the head of sophomore defender Kaitlin Price at the back post in the 49th minute. A bouncing ball in the box went to senior forward Mary Bittner, who scored her second of the season at 67:36.
Senior midfielder Naomi Pacalin accounted for the final two goals of the match within 70 seconds of each other in the 75th and 76th minutes. Her first tally was on a bounding ball in the box and the second was a left-footed strike in front off a feed from sophomore forward Hayley Thompson.
Freshman goalkeeper Piper Mik (2-1-0) did not face any shots on goal in the game en route to the shutout victory. UChicago owned the final stats with a 29-2 shot advantage and a 10-1 corner kicks edge.
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