Harrisonburg, Va. - EMU's soccer women equaled their win total from last season on Saturday, and it only took five games to do it. The Lady Royals trumped Trinity (D.C.) on the road by a convincing 9-0 score, improving to 3-2 in 2012, just a year after finishing 3-15.
Eastern Mennonite tied a program record by scoring nine goals in the win, a total which was reached three times in the 2000 and 2001 seasons.
Sophomore Nora Osei (Springfield, VA/West Springfield) got the parade started just two minutes into Saturday's contest and then added a second score just four minutes later. Carli Taylor (Germantown, MD/St. Johns) equaled Osei's fete by scoring goals in the 19th and 23rd minutes for a 4-0 lead.
Osei then completed her hat trick in the 30th minute and Elisa Ott (Lancaster, PA/Penn Manor) made it 6-0 heading into halftime.
Taylor scored in the 54th minute to finish off her hat trick. Ott hit the net 11 minutes later and defender Naomi Good (Columbia, PA/Lancaster Mennonite), the only healthy hold-over from the 2011 team, got her first collegiate score in 70th minute to produce the final margin.
Morgan Hill (Martinsville, VA/Carlisle) had a pair of assists, as did Holly Jensen (Canton, OH/Glen Oak). Ott added a helper to her two goals and Janna Kaufman (Friedens, PA/Johnstown Christian) also had an assist.
The Lady Royals complete a short road swing on Monday, playing at Frostburg State at 7:00pm. It will be their third road game in six days.