No. 21 Lady Senators Roll Past Thomas, 5-0

Erica Padula scored one of five goals for the Lady Senators against Thomas University of Tuesday.
Erica Padula scored one of five goals for the Lady Senators against Thomas University of Tuesday.

THOMASVILLE, Ga. ---- Junior Jana Yates scored a pair of goals and assisted on another, as the No. 21-ranked Auburn University at Montgomery women's soccer team rolled past Thomas University, 5-0, in non-conference action on Tuesday.

With the win, the Lady Senators improved to 5-2 on the season, while the Lady Night Hawks fell to 4-4 overall.

"We were excited about getting to play and that showed tonight," head coach Jamey Newsome said. "I truly think we played our best half of soccer this season in the first half and a lot of different people contributed to that. Now, we just have to continue to work to put a full 90 minutes together, and if we can do that, we will be in good shape."

AUM scored all five of its goals in the first half, including the first just 38 seconds into the match.

Yates put the Lady Senators up for good with her fifth goal of the season in the first minute, after taking a pass from senior Amber Elam.

Sophomore Helga Franklinsdottir scored her first goal of the season at the 9:15 mark of the opening period, with senior Christine DeVito assisting, to give AUM a 2-0 advantage.

At the 19:59 mark of the opening period, junior Erica Padula added her second goal of the year, scoring unassisted, while Yates added her second goal of the match just over six minutes later at the 26:20 mark.

Yates scored her fifth point of the match by assisting on the final goal of the evening for AUM, a score by Elam with three minutes remaining in the period.

In goal, senior Daisy Burnfield teamed with sophomores Chelsea Heinen and Margret Ingthorsdottir for the shutout. The trio combined to stop seven shots.

For the match, AUM held a commanding shot advantage, posting 36 shots, compared to just eight for Thomas.

The Lady Senators will return to action on Friday, when they participate in the University of Mobile Classic in Orange Beach. AUM will take on Bethel College at 2 p.m., in its opening match, and square off with Northwood University on Saturday, also at 2 p.m.

INFORMATION/PHOTO SOURCE: Auburn University Montgomery Athletics