Marshall Women’s Soccer Explodes for Five Goals against EKU

Updated 4 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Herd Zone

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall women’s soccer had its best offensive performance in nine years with a 5-1 defeat of Eastern Kentucky on Monday evening, Sept . 7,  at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

The Herd gained its fifth consecutive victory and moved to 5-1-0, extending its longest streak since it opened 2009 with a program-record seven straight wins. Marshall has not fallen since a 1-0 season-opening loss at Monmouth on Aug. 21. Eastern Kentucky remains winless at 0-6-0.

The Herd’s five goals were the most since a 10-0 obliteration of Delaware State on Sept. 25, 2006.

Marshall out-shot the Colonels, 24-7, and EKU took five corner kicks to the Herd’s three.


-          Senior Erin Simmons (Gahanna, Ohio) led the way with two goals (3’, 58’) and two assists, extending her scoring streak to three matches. She recorded the second multi-goal match of her career, and her first since a 4-1 defeat of UTEP on Sept. 23, 2012. Simmons has 16 career goals and sole possession of fifth place all-time in the Marshall record book. She needs one more goal to tie Kassie Hollman (2004-07) for fourth place.

-          Junior Sydney Arnold (Stafford, Va.) added two goals (61’, 63’) for her second multi-goal match of the season (first was IUPUI on Aug. 28). She also assisted Simmons’ second goal of the match, adding to her team-high total of 12 points this year.

-          Senior Kelly Culicerto (Charlotte, N.C.) was credited with the game-winning goal in the 24th minute. It was her first score of the year, and she now holds sole possession of third place in the Herd record book with seven career game-winners.

-          Jayne Lawman (Winfield, W.Va.), Kayla Byrnside (Milford, Ohio) and Ashley Seltzer (Knoxville, Tenn.) joined Simmons and Arnold with one assist apiece.


Quotes by Coach Kevin Long:

On difference-makers this season:
“We have depth, and so we can put different players in at different times in the game. Whether that’s for 15 or for 90 minutes, we have players who can get the job done. It’s maybe a little different dynamically, but the end result is the same, with constant pressure and constant ability. So, we’re really proud of today and we’re really proud of where we are now.”

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The Herd will hit the road to face ETSU in Johnson City, Tenn., at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 and Appalachian State in Boone, N.C., at 1 p.m. on Sept. 13. For all the latest information about Marshall women’s soccer, follow @HerdWSoccer on Twitter.

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