Athletic News

September 05, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Freshman trio scores four goals to lead Huntingdon women to victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Freshman Katlyn Reynolds scored two goals and freshmen Jessica Salinas and Heather Wilson each scored once to lead the Huntingdon women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over Judson College on Monday.

The Hawks (1-1) built a 3-0 lead in the first half and were able to control the tempo for most of the game.

“We worked well together today,” said Reynolds, who finished with two goals, an assist and four shots on goal. “Jessica, Heather and Stephanie (Metz) made good passes and Kathleen (Penney) made some good crosses. We were able to get the ball where we needed it to be.”

Huntingdon head coach Wes Anania said it’s good to see his younger players stepping forward.

“They’re picking up on what we’re trying to do,” Anania said. “It’s encouraging to see that happening so quickly.”

Anania said he was pleased with his team’s performance in the first half. But the second half showed there is still room for improvement.

“We’re still working to get on the same page as a team,” Anania said. “During the first half, we were on the same page for most of the 45 minutes. That dropped off a little in the second half but we were able to put one more goal in and solidify the win. The second half gave us more that we need to work on as we move forward.”

Salinas scored the Hawks’ first goal of the season, a little more than three minutes into the game. Jaden Rountree had the assist. Salinas had the assist on the next goal as Reynolds made it 2-0 with 22:15 left in the first half.

Wilson made it 3-0 on a Reynolds’ assist with 1:36 left in the first half. Reynolds scored the game’s final goal with 1:10 left in the second half.

“We’re still working on communicating on the field but we felt good about our communication today,” Reynolds said. “It’s really important for us to take advantage of every opportunity to get better. What we do now is going to set up how we play the rest of the season. We want to keep making progress as we get into conference play.”

Keeper Jenny Burnash had six saves in the shutout.

Huntingdon returns to action on Saturday. The Hawks host Clearwater Christian at 1 p.m.

 

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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