Lewis delivers hat trick as Lady Hornets drill A & M 8-2

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com) – Emily Fleming ignited the offense with another early goal, Ariela Lewis delivered a hat trick and four other Lady Hornets scored as the Alabama State women’s soccer team blew past Alabama A&M 8-2 Thursday night to wrap up the regular season at the ASU Soccer Complex.

It was Senior Day for ASU as Aaliyah Lewis, Kayla Edwards and Ally Murphy all played their final match at home.

The Lady Hornets (8-9-1 overall, 7-2-1 SWAC) ran their unbeaten streak to seven straight as they’ve gone 6-0-1 during this span.

Playing up top, Fleming scored in the 14th minute off a deflection and was followed by a goal headed in by Ar. Lewis in the 21st minute of action off a cross from Fleming.

The Lady Bulldogs (3-15 overall, 2-7 SWAC) cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal by Estelle Esperance, but that’s as close as it would be.

ASU struck back with two more goals from Ar. Lewis, a well-timed header from Mercedes Padilla that found the back of the net off a beautiful corner kick from Larissa White and a goal apiece from Kaitlyn Farrar, Inma Martinez and Lexi Krieger.

ASU will travel to Prairie View next week to begin play in the SWAC Tournament next Thursday with an opponent and time to be determined.

The Lady Hornets are locked in as the three seed in the tourney.