NEW LONDON, Conn. – Junior Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) registered a goal and an assist to help propel the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Johnson & Wales in a battle between two unbeaten programs on Monday afternoon at Freeman Field. The Camels once again utilized a balanced attack by having seven different players factor into at least one goal to win their third straight match.
After both teams failed to score on their chances throughout most of the first half, Connecticut College found the back of the net twice in a span of 67 seconds to establish control. Senior defender Mackenzie Kingston (Charlotte, Vt.) received a corner kick from classmate Livi Block (New York, N.Y.) at the top of the 18-yard box, fired the ball inside and found sophomore Mia Santana (New London, Conn.) through traffic for the Camels' first goal in the 34th minute. Shortly afterwards, freshman Kat Norton (Hampton, Conn.) finished a cross from Baltazar to double the margin.
Connecticut College outshot the Wildcats by a commanding 15-3 margin in the second half and scored two more times over the last 45 minutes to put the match away. Baltazar charged down the right side and fired the ball past goalkeeper Jenn Warnicke in the opening moments of the frame to make it 3-0 in favor of the Camels, and sophomore Jessica Foley (Lexington, Mass.) headed home an insurance marker in the 85th minute to produce the final outcome.
Senior Bryanna Montalvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) picked up the victory without having to make a save during 79 minutes of action for Connecticut College. Her offense outshot the Wildcats, 25-9, and had a 4-2 advantage on corner kick opportunities. Warnicke took the tough for loss for Johnson & Wales (3-1) by making nine stops.
Connecticut College (3-0) resumes NESCAC play when it visits Tufts on Saturday, Sept. 16 at noon.