Fri, Oct. 12, 2012 - [Women's Soccer]
Yadira Toraya had a hat trick and Crystal Sanchez had three assists for the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes as the No. 13 ranked Coyotes routed the Tabor College Bluejays 6-1 on Thursday night at Salina Stadium.
Wesleyan controlled the match, spending the majority of the first half in the offensive half of the field, and capitalized, scoring four goals on 14 shots. The first goal of the night came in the ninth minute off a set piece on a corner kick from Crystal Sanchez. Sanchez' corner dropped right to the head of Toraya outside of the far post and she headed it in just inside the post for the goal.
Just six minutes later Toraya scored again, this time off a perfectly delivered ball from Araceli Sanchez. Araceli dropped the ball over the middle right to Toraya who slide it inside the post for the score.
Roxy Gomez added the third goal in the 29th minute off a pass from Crystal Sanchez. Gomez broke free and took the service from Crystal for the score. Melissa Martinez capped the first half scoring in the 34th minute. Lauren Evans dribbled down the center of the field and slid a pass just beyond a diving Tabor defender right to Martinez who shot for the score.
Tabor got its lone goal in the 51st minute off a rebound of an initial shot by Ashtyn Stephens. Stephens' shot was stopped by Wesleyan keeper Emily Tielrooy and the loose ball bounced to the foot of Molly Dick who made just enough contact to get the ball over the line before a Wesleyan defender could make a save on the shot.
Crystal Sanchez assisted her third goal of the night on another set piece off a corner kick. Sanchez' corner found the head of Megan Bodiford who sent the ball into the back of the net for the goal. Toraya capped her hat trick in the 68th minute off a pass from Karlee Perez.
Tabor switched keepers in the 71st minute and the Coyotes turned the goalkeeping duties over to Karina Albarran in the 81st minute as both teams cleared their benches giving the reserve players ample playing time and experience on the pitch.
Wesleyan (11-1, 3-0 KCAC) outshot Tabor 29-3 led by six from Toraya, while Martinez had five. Tielrooy had one save in 81 minutes in goal. Tabor (6-6, 1-2 KCAC) had three players each take one shot as Molly Dick scored the Bluejays' goal. Kalee Cross had seven saves but allowed six goals in 71 minutes. Amber Mayer had a save in 19 minutes and there were two team saves by the Bluejays.
The Coyotes are back in action on Saturday hosting Bethany College at 11 a.m., at Salina Stadium.