The Blackburn College and Spalding University women's soccer teams were up early this morning playing their postponed match from the day before. With the match beginning just before 8:00 a.m. with a light shroud of fog ringing the field, the Golden Eagles scored three first half goals en route to a 5-0 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over the Beavers. On Saturday, lightning and the threat of more thunderstorms moved the match to Sunday morning. The Beavers had a couple early scoring opportunities go by without a goal and after that Spalding took over the match.
Two Golden Eagles goals a minute and twenty seconds apart put Spalding in the driver's seat for the match. Kendall Brown scored at the 13:40 mark with assists credited to Lauren Locke and Bailey Whitehead. Then 80 seconds later at 15:00, Meghan Ogden scored with Abby McGimsey assisting. The Golden Eagles made it 3-0 at the 39:08 on an unassisted goal by Kelsie Huffman. Spalding added two goals in the second half to account for the 5-0 final.
For the match Spalding out-shot Blackburn 38-3. The Beavers split the goalkeeping duties with Morgan Zobrist in goal in the first half and Anicca Mackay-Slavin in goal the final 45 minutes. Zobrist had seven saves for Blackburn while Mackay-Slavin had ten saves.
Spalding improves to 5-3-1 overall and 2-1 in the SLIAC while Blackburn is now 2-10 and 0-3.