PEMBROKE – The UNCP women’s soccer team held on to their perfect home record Wednesday afternoon as it captured another win off Varsity Grounds, blanking Erskine’s Flying Fleet, 10-0.
The Lady Braves (5-1-0) started their attack early with freshman Anna Svensson scoring in the first two minutes of play, with an assist from junior Faye Corbett, and again in the sixth minute, with an assist from junior Sam Dunn, for her seventh goal of the season.
Also scoring for UNCP were sophomores Britney Joiner and Emily DesJarlais, along with freshman Ashley Anctil , each putting a pair of goals into the net, while junior Corbett and freshman Brittany Padilla tallied a score apiece.
Erskine (0-4-0) remains scoreless in their 2009 season as they leave Pembroke heading back to Due West, S.C., and suffered against UNCP’s 37 shots, only putting up eight of their own. Although Erskine has yet to win a match, the Braves served them with their most lopsided loss since 2001. UNCP puts double digits in the goal column for the first time since 2003 when they beat North Carolina Wesleyan, 12-0.
Head coach Lars Andersson, once again, credited the win to the depth of his squad; “One of the things I like when I look at the statistics – one of the things that jumps out at me – is that in a preseason team meeting, one of the things I said that we need to do this year was that we needed to be a more well-rounded attacking team. Last year we had Britney Joiner and Melanie Cobb who scored, and this year we have a number of players who have been putting goals in the back of the net, and that makes us a better well-rounded attacking team.
“It’s encouraging that we are getting players who are scoring off the bench. We have players who are not in the starting lineup that are sitting on four or five goals this year. Again, this just shows our depth which is one of the greatest strengths of this team. Not only are we talented, but we are deep too.”
UNCP finishes out this week when they play Peach Belt Conference opponent Flagler at home on Saturday with a kickoff slated for 3 p.m.