Lynchburg, Va.-- The University of Lynchburg women's soccer team showed up to play Saturday afternoon with a 11-1 victory over the Emory & Henry Wasps in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference match.
Senior midfielder Kennedy Jakubek (Leesburg, Va.) turned in a dominant performance, racking up three goals and three assists for the Hornets. She became the 11th player in program history to gather nine or more points in a match.
Sophomore midfielder Sarah Wescott (Midlothian, Va.) and senior forward Hannah Olds (Wilmington, N.C.) collected two goals of their own. Freshman midfielder Taylor Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) and sophomore forward Emma Hiett (Woodbridge, Va.) each scored her first goal of the season and college careers. Junior midfielder Taylor Stevens (Clayton, N.C) and senior forward Caitlin Mertens (Succasunna, N.J.) also scored for the 10th-ranked Hornets, Mertens adding a career-best three assists in the process.
Final: No. 10 Lynchburg 11, Emory & Henry 1
Records: No. 10 Lynchburg (10-2, 3-1 ODAC), Emory & Henry (0-11-1, 0-4 ODAC)
Venue: Shellenberger Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Lynchburg took control of the match early on in the first half, as five Hornets were able to find the back of the net. After back-to-back goals by Wescott, Lynchburg led 6-0 in the 27th minute.
One minute into the second half, Olds scored her second goal of the game on quick passing from Jakubek and Mertens. Stevens polished the day off, finishing a ball sent into the box by junior midfielder Natalya Rodriguez (Woodbridge, Va.).
Lynchburg out-shot the Wasps 53-1.
The Hornets travel to Bridgewater, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 10 to face off with Bridgewater at 4 p.m. It will be the teams' first meeting since Lynchburg bested the Eagles in overtime of the 2017 ODAC championship match.