Warhawks light up Braves

ULM soccer (4-0) tied the record for the best start in school history with a 7-0 victory over Alcorn State (0-5) Friday. The Warhawks came out fast and never took their foot off the gas. ULM scored four goals in the first half and three in the second. 

ULM’s offense scored the most goals in a single game since 2014. These goals came from a team effort with four Warhawks getting the ball past the Braves’ goalie. 

The defense also looked great for ULM with Alcorn State only able to get two shots on goal.

The scoring frenzy started early in the first half when sophomore Janet Stopka scored in the 13th minute off an assist from freshman Inge Konst and junior Lucia Lobato. This goal was followed by an unassisted goal from senior Theoni Zerva ten minutes later. 

With the Warhawks keeping the pressure on, they scored two more goals in the final minutes of the first half off the feet of Konst and junior Courtney Marten. Marten scored off assists from Zerva and Lobato.

The second half started with a bang as Zerva scored another unassisted goal for ULM in the 48th minute.

Marten finished out the last of the scoring for the Warhawks as she made one goal in the 68th minute and another in the 70th minute off an assist from midfielder Aysha Bentick. 

With three goals on the night, Marten achieved ULM’s seventh ever hat trick.

This game also marked head coach Sean Fraser’s 100th career win as a head coach. 

This early success is setting the Warhawks up for a highly successful season. 

Fraser and his squad seem to be continuing the success they had in the second half of the season last year.

ULM returns home this Wednesday where they will take on Mississippi Valley State at 7 p.m. in Brown Stadium.