Lady Hornets kick Faulkner 8-0

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  (bamastatesports.com) – Three players scored multiple goals, two others added a goal apiece and a few milestones were reached as the Alabama State women’s soccer team ran past Faulkner 8-0 on Friday night at the ASU Soccer Complex.

Aaliyah Lewis, Ariela Lewis and Lexi Krieger all scored twice while Inma Martinez and Britanee Harris also found the back of the net as the Lady Hornets controlled possession from wire to wire in a complete team effort to pick up their first win of the season.

Ar. Lewis also added an assist to become the fourth active player in Division I women’s soccer to accumulate at least 30 goals and 20 assists in their playing careers.

Adding to the milestones on the night, ASU head soccer coach Jodie Smith earned his 150th career collegiate victory and Harris scored her first career goal.

Fellow freshman Lauren Camp also saw her first regular season action and picked up her first career save.

“It was nice to see us get into an offensive flow,” said ASU head soccer coach Jodie Smith.

“We got one on the board early and the game settled in.  I felt like we wasted a couple of chances early.  But we found the game a little bit and I was really pleased.  We were able to find different players and respond on the field.  We combined really well.  And when you do that, you’re able to give yourself a chance to score in that final third.  A lot of goals were scored close in on combination plays.”

ASU struck early and often as it took the lead in the fourth minute on Ar. Lewis’ goal that came off a rebound and into the right corner of the net.

The Lady Hornets put up four more goals in the opening half.

The second goal of the night came on a cross from Ar. Lewis to her sister Aa. Lewis.

It was followed by a header from Krieger, a breakaway goal from Ar. Lewis who deflected it off the keepers’ hand and into the net and another  goal from Krieger, who also put one in off a rebound.

Alabama State will next take on Gardner Webb on Sunday at 1 p.m. from the ASU Soccer Complex.