Blue Jays Race Past Blackburn On Senior Night

Photo by Caleb Maassen.
Photo by Caleb Maassen.

Fulton, MO, 10/27/21 – The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Post Season Conference Tournament begins next week. The Blue Jays were looking to build some momentum in Wednesday's Senior Night game against the Blackburn College Beavers. On a night where they honored the career of their lone senior in midfielder Becca Bond (Midwest City, OK / Carl Albert) momentum was gained everywhere in a dominating 6-0 victory.  The win improves the Blue Jays record to 6-8 overall and 6-7 in the SLIAC.  The Blue Jays currently sit in fifth place with one game to play. Thanks to Spalding University's victory over Principia College on Tuesday night, their record assures that they will host the Blue Jays in Louisville, KY in a SLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal next Tuesday November 2nd.    

The Blue Jays got on the board in the 23rd minute when Rachel Nolte (Wentzville, MO / Holt High School) crossed a pass to a streaking Maddy Lawton (Wentzville, MO / Timberland) in front of the goal and she beat the keeper for a 1-0 Blue Jay lead.  Three minutes later in the 26th minute Nolte would score the first of her three goals on the night off of a pass from the senior Bond.  Freshman Savannah Feltrop (Jefferson City, MO / Helias) took a pass from Chance Estrada (Lake Ozark, MO / Osage High School) and scored her second goal of the season in the 33rd minute.  Lauren Halamicek (St. Louis, MO / Oakville High School) would make a move across the field and away from the Blackburn defense to rip a 25-yard rocket for a 4-0 lead in the 45th minute just before halftime.

Nolte would complete a hat trick by adding her second and third goals of the game 58 seconds apart in the first two minutes of the second half to account for the final score of 6-0.  Halamicek and Annalise Beck (St. Louis, MO / Notre Dame High School) assisted on her second goal and Lawton slotted a pass to her for her third.  Nolte now has a team high six goals on the season.

The Blue Jays outshot the Beavers 45-1 overall and 33-1 in shots on goal.  The Jays were aided by eight corner kicks to the beavers none.  The Beavers committed four fouls to the Blue Jays three.  Megan Davidson (St. Louis, MO / Affton High School) played all 90 minutes in goal for the Blue Jays recording one save on the way to her third shutout of the season.

The Blue Jays will return to action on Friday when they travel to Eureka College for their final regular season game. The game is scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. kick off.