CAMPBELLSVILLE – An unlucky start with an own goal on a deflection near the goal in the first minute didn’t get any better the rest of the way as the University of Pikeville women’s soccer team lost 10-0 to Campbellsville (Ky.) on Saturday night at Finley Stadium.
The Bears, playing without starting goalkeeper Chelsea Schulte and one of its leading scorers Carmen Koster, were outshot 29-2, including a 24-2 spread in shots on goal. The Tigers led 4-0 at halftime before adding six more goals in the second half.
A cross from the right side of the box by Campbellsville (7-3-1, 4-2 MSC) found the side of a Pikeville player which sent it in for an own goal in the first minute. The Tigers added another goal in the ninth by Rachel Veatch and again 12 minutes later by Mhairi Fyfe to take a 3-0 lead.
The final goal of the first half came in the 33rd minute from Sam Sandidge, giving the Tigers three different goal scorers by halftime.
Looking at a four-goal deficit, the second half didn’t get off to any better of a start as Campbellsville added three goals in the first five minutes.
The Tigers scored their final goal in the 70th minute on a breakaway by Veatch off a through ball from Devon Burnside.
UPIKE (5-6, 1-5 MSC) keeper Moreka Buchanan finished with 12 saves, while Emily Owen replaced her late in the second half to finish with three.
Kaitlyn Abdon and Makayla Mendoza finished with one shot each for the Bears.
UPIKE will be back in action at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, Tenn.