Women’s soccer opens up the season at 1-1 as they defeated Simon Fraser 4-0 on Saturday night as they return home from Seattle.
The Broncos looked to get their scoring started early as the first shot of the game was taken by Senior defender Natalie Di Angelo that was just high over the bar.
“We possessed the ball really well and moved it. The intensity and grit was definitely there today,” said Di Angelo
In just the first 10 minutes of the game, each school had two shots each. Junior forward Amanda Duran had two of the Broncos’ four shots in the first half.
Each team had an equal amount of possession and had a total of four shots each.
Looking to make halftime adjustments, each team made substitutions in order to get the upper hand on each other.
With just six minutes into the second half, sophomore forward Taylor Scott got the scoring started as she chipped the ball over the keeper from 10 yards out to give the Broncos their first goal of the season.
“As we talked at halftime, we were talking about getting a goal and getting momentum. After we got that first goal, it helped us keep our momentum up and push to get more goals,” Scott said.
That was all the momentum that the Broncos needed as they outshot Simon Fraser 13-3 in the second half.
In the 66 minute of the game, senior midfielder Kalin Tomlinson scored the Broncos’ second goal that tipped off the keeper’s glove and into the back of the net.
Looking to put the game out of reach, the Broncos continued their aggressive offense as Freshman midfielder Jillian Erwin scored in the 74 minute. Assisted by junior midfielder Cassidy Overstreet, Erwin shot from eight yards out, making it into the left side of the goal.
Continuing to push their offense, the Broncos scored their fourth goal of the game. Senior Sommer Larrabee centered the ball in front of the goal as Di Angelo headed the ball in the back of the net from eight yards out.
The Broncos outshot Simon Fraser 17-7, with 11 of the shots on goal to just one for Simon Fraser.
Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Williams had one save while getting the shutout.
Di Angelo led the team with two shots taken while one of them was on goal.
“Being a leader and a captain on this team as a senior is a big role for me. This team has a ton of talent and we have a good group. We should all be able to play the best soccer that we can and have a lot of success at the end,” Di Angelo said.
Overstreet and senior midfielder Aline Graham each had one assist for the Broncos.
To start the season, the Broncos lost to Seattle Pacific with a 2-0 loss on Thursday night.
“We started a little timid, we have a young team and the other team played well,” head coach Jay Mason said. “The second half, we started to apply a little bit of pressure and the girls started to find their way back into the game. It wasn’t the way we wanted to start but once this team gels we will be fine.”
Seattle Pacific outshot the Broncos 13-9 with five shots of the Falcons on goals. The Broncos only had three shots on goal.
With eight minutes into the game, the Falcons took the early lead with a goal 12 yards out.
The Falcons continued to attack the Broncos defense, but the score stayed at 1-0 entering halftime.
Just five minutes into the second half, the Falcons scored their second goal of the game from just two yards out.
The Broncos looked to get a goal towards the end of the game but to no avail. Seven of the Broncos’ nine shots came in the second half.
The Broncos look to continue their momentum as they will face Point Loma Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. and Azusa Pacific at 7 p.m. Saturday night, both games at Kellogg Stadium.
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:50 p.m.: This article was revised to say Di Angelo scored one goal instead of two.