|Posted November 2, 2008|
Women cruise past Adams, look towards tourney
ALAMOSA, Colo. -- The ThunderWolf women demolished Adams State College on Sunday afternoon by a score of 7-1, running their overall season record to 9-7-2. The ThunderWolves’ RMAC record sits at 7-5-1, good enough for fifth place and entrance into the conference tournament.
Marli Martin (Sr., West Jordan, Utah) scored her eighth and ninth goals of the season in the contest, pacing the team in scoring for the first time after being inserted into the forward position this season. She opened the scoring for the Pack by heading into an empty net in the 13th minute, commencing what turned out to be an offensive tour de force by the team.
Rikki Warmack (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) followed Martin’s lead in the first half and notched her fourth goal of the season in the 27th minute. Sheela Thompson (So., Denver, Colo.) scored two minutes later by pounding the ball off the ASC keeper’s hands and into the back of the net.
Even defender Kiley Draper (So. River Falls, Wis.) got into the action, as she headed in a goal from a corner kick in the 34th minute.
Martin put in her second goal in the 60th minute by putting in the rebound after Candice Duffy (Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) forced the keeper into blocking the ball back out into play.
Ashley Thomas (Sr., Rock Springs, Wyo.) collected her first goal of the season when she took a feed from Sydney Hase (Fr., Woodbury, Minn.) and plunged a shot into the lower left corner. Adams State got a goal back in the 69th minute, but Amairani Peregrina (Fr., Denver, Colo.) restored the margin of victory when she opened her goal scoring account with a 30 yard bomb in the closing moments of the game.
Coach Dave Morris was thoroughly satisfied with the victory, calling it a nice way to end the season. “It was a game where we did a good job being disciplined against a physical opponent,” he said.
Morris also mentioned that he was proud of his players’ effort in what he called a “choppy” game. “We needed to get in and get three points, and we did,” he said.
The coach, who also expressed joy at having three first-time goal scorers in the game, kept his focus on the future. “We’re playing with house money,” he said of the impending RMAC tournament. “No one expected us to be here, but here we are.”
The women will travel to Durango to
take on Fort Lewis in their first RMAC tournament game on