Lady Mustangs Stampede Jamestown
August 22, 2013
A ferocious offensive onslaught coupled with a tight defensive effort led The Master’s College women’s soccer team to a 7-0 victory over the Jamestown College (ND) Jimmies Thursday afternoon at the 2013 Westminster Tournament.
With the win, the Lady Mustangs remain undefeated at 2-0.
The Benson sisters opened the scoring floodgates in the fifth minute when Jordan Benson (Corona, CA) scored off an assist from Jasmine Benson (Corona, CA).
Nine minutes later, Jessica Long (Wailuku, HI) finished a cross from eight yards out, delivered by Katie Farris (Santa Clarita, CA), putting TMC up 2-0.
At the 16:29 mark, Jordan Benson gathered a loose ball in the box and scored in unassisted fashion, extending the Lady Mustangs’ lead to 3-0.
The next 30 minutes displayed the floundering efforts of the Jimmies’ offense against the Lady Mustangs' stout defense which produced no results.
At the half, TMC outshot Jamestown 12-2.
Jordan Benson opened scoring in the second half by dribbling around the keeper and firing a beautiful shot three yards out, bringing the Lady Mustangs lead to 4-0.
Coming back from an ACL injury suffered almost a year ago, Natasha Coyle (La Habra, CA) took a pass from McKinley Kane (Newhall, CA) in the box and put the ball past the goalkeeper at the 55:48 mark, giving TMC the 5-0 lead.
In the final 15 minutes, Jordan Benson scored two unassisted goals, ending the match at 7-0.
Statistically, Jordan Benson led the Lady Mustangs with seven shots, five shots on goal, and four goals. Jasmine Benson followed with five shots and four shots on goal, while Aletheia Stroup (Alabaster, AL) and Julia Bruton (San Leandro, CA) each tallied three shots.
On Saturday, the Lady Mustangs will return to Dumke Field and take on tournament host Westminster in a 11:00 AM PDT match (12:00 PM local time in Salt Lake City). Last season, the Griffins went 12-5-1 overall and 3-2-1 in conference play, earning them votes in the 2013 Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll.