Aug. 31, 2012
Box Score |
RALEIGH, N.C. - Freshmen reserves Shannon Colligan and Brittany Stanko each scored two goals to lead NC State to a 5-0 dismantling of The Citadel Friday night from Dail Soccer Field.
NC State earns its third-straight win and improves to 3-2 on the season, while The Citadel falls to 0-3.
A slow start to the match saw both teams trade a handful of opportunities, before the Wolfpack opened the flood gates with all five goals coming in a stretch of 36:13 that spanned both halves of play.
Colligan opened the scoring in the 36th minute when her header off a cross from Cheyenne Spade initially hit the far right post, but the ball ricochetted off the back of the Bulldog keeper and into the net for a 1-0 advantage.
Moments later Stanko got into the action when she was taken down in the box, and The Citadel was booked for a yellow card. The proceeding penalty kick was converted by Ariela Schreibeis for a 2-0 lead at 39:46.
NC State had 10 shots in the first half and a 2-0 lead at intermission.
Stanko started the second half and that decision paid off in the 56th minute when she blasted a shot from close range off an assist from Jennie Krauser.
Colligan took a hand off from Rachel Harris at 61:25 and she deposited a ball off the cross bar and into the net for her team-leading third goal of the year.
Stanko capped the goal-scoring flurry in the 72nd minute with a spectacular shot with pace that found the upper-left corner for a 5-0 lead.
The five goals is the most scored by the team since a 6-0 win over Loyola (Md.) on Sept. 5, 2010, and also marks the third most goals scored in a game under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Steve Springthorpe.
Victoria Hopkins made one save in 78:44 of action. Madison Shaw played the final 11 minutes in net for the Wolfpack.
Bulldog keeper Sarah Katchen made seven saves.
NC State is right back in action Sunday hosting Elon at 3 p.m.