KWU Women’s Soccer Routs Bethel
KSAL Sports - October 23, 2013 5:57 am
The shots just kept coming for the Kansas Wesleyan Women’s Soccer team on a cold Tuesday night at Salina Stadium. The Coyotes pounded out 46 shots, and found the back of the net six times as Wesleyan cruised by the Bethel Threshers 6-0.
The six goals scored was the most by the Coyotes this season, and the 46 shots nearly doubled the Coyotes’ previous high output of 25 at Southwestern earlier this season. Two Coyotes reached double figures in shots asMelissa Martinez set a new school record for shots in a match with 13. She also tied the school record for assists in a match with three.
It didn’t take long for the Coyotes to get things going as Martinez scored the first goal of the match in the third minute. Her initial shot from the left side of the penalty area careened off the far post and Martinez was able to clean up the play with the goal.
The Coyotes kept firing away and in the 23rd minute, Wesleyan was on the board again. Martinez shot another ball into the goal area that was saved by Bethel keeper Madison Wiles, but the ball bounced away right to KWU’s Evelyn De La Rosa who scored the goal.
The Coyotes held the 2-0 advantage into the half, outshooting Bethel 27-0 in the first 45 minutes.
Wesleyan didn’t let up in the second half as Mitzi Ibarra scored the first of her two goals on the night, cleaning up another deflected shot by Martinez to put the Coyotes ahead 3-0. Eight minutes later the Coyote offense exploded. Sanches scored the first of her two goals on the night on a shot from about 30 yards out on the right side and 36 second later, Sanchez scored again thank to a pass from Ashley Baker to made it 5-0 Wesleyan.
Ibarra capped the scoring barrage for the Coyotes 20 seconds later, cleaning up another deflected shot by Martinez for the sixth goal, and the third in less than a minute of time off the clock.
Wesleyan’s 46 shots is the sixth highest total in school history, not far from the school record of 58 in 2007 against Bethany. Sanchez added 11 shots to Martinez’ school record total of 13, while Ibarra and De La Rosa each had five. Emily Tielrooyrecorded her sixth shutout of the season with three saves.
The Coyotes are back in action on Saturday with a huge test awaiting in the Ottawa Braves. Kickoff from Peoples Bank Field in Ottawa is scheduled for 6 p.m. It is the final regular season road trip for the Coyotes who are no strangers to the road, playing nine of their first ten matches of the year away from Salina.