Dalton State Women's Soccer With 7-1 Win Over Johnson

Monday, October 19, 2020
he Dalton State Women's Soccer team got back on the winning track in a big way with a 7-1 road victory at Johnson (Tenn.) in non-conference soccer action in Knoxville, Tenn. on Monday evening.
 
THE FIRST HALF
It didn't take long for the Lady Birds to get on the board as Caylee Carpenter and Emily Darnell knocked in goals in the first six minutes of play for a quick 2-0 lead. Nicole Perez assisted on Carpenter's opening goal and collected one of her own in the 11' to put the Lady Roadrunners up 3-0.
 
Carpenter wasn't finished on the evening as she assisted on a goal by Heather Allen in the 23' before scoring again in the 24' for a 5-0 Dalton State lead.
The five-goal advantage is what the Lady Roadrunners carried into the half.
 
THE SECOND HALF
Carpenter completed the hat trick just shy of the two minutes into the second half on another assist from Nicole Perez for a 6-0 Roadrunner lead. She got her fourth goal of the night in the 71' to extend the lead to 7-0.
 
Taylor Neltner got the Lady Royals on the board in the 73' to make the score 7-1. The Lady Roadrunner defense handled the match the rest of the way as Dalton State cruised to a 7-1 win.
 
THE REST OF THE STORY
Dalton State improves to (2-1 overall) with the win, while Johnson (Tenn.) falls to (2-3 overall) with the loss. Caylee Carpenter had a career night netting four goals and two assists.
 
Freshman Nicole PerezHeather Allen, and Emily Darnell also scored with Perez assisting on two of Carpenter's goals. Brooke Alvarez got her first start in net and saved seven shots while allowing a single goal. The Lady Birds held the advantage in shots at 23-12 with an 18-8 clip on frame.
 
UP NEXT
The Lady Roadrunners will be in action again on Saturday, November 7 when they will be the first game of a doubleheader with the men's team as both squads take on Martin Methodist (Tenn.). Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

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