COLUMBIA – The second-ranked Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders remained unbeaten against Mid-South Conference competition with a 7-0 win over the University of Pikeville Tuesday night.
Lindsey Wilson (12-2-1 overall, 9-0 in the league) claimed the regular-season women’s soccer championship with the win. Pikeville fell to 4-10 overall and remained winless in nine conference games.
Lindsey Wilson’s Mia Persson provided three goals and an assist in tonight’s win as the newly anointed No. 2-ranked Blue Raiders were less than hospitable – out-shooting the visitors 26-0 and 18-0 in shots on-goal. Earlier Tuesday, Lindsey Wilson jumped one spot in the national poll to No. 2.
It took exactly 23 minutes for the Blue Raiders to penetrate the packed-in UPIKE zone for the first goal of the night.
Cecilia Ekstrand scored from deep inside the penalty area off Laerke Lillelund Michaelsen’s assist to give Lindsey Wilson the 1-0 lead.
Persson doubled the lead in 29th minute and Michaelsen added a third goal less than a minute later to push the Blue Raiders’ lead to 3-0.
Persson added the final goal of the first half in the 41st minute to send Lindsey Wilson into the half with a 4-0 lead.
In the second frame, Persson added her third goal of the night and her team-high 20th of the season to extend the lead to 5-0.
Therese Hagbyhn and Elizabet Madjarac placed the bow on the regular season crown with goals in the 69th and 88th minutes for the 7-0 win.
Pikeville will be back in action on Saturday when it visits Asheville, N.C., to play another Wilson, Warren Wilson, at 1 p.m.