Women’s Soccer: Norwich romps Anna Maria, 9-1

Karyssa Lachance Anna Maria women's soccer
Bill Croney/The Northfield News

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University women's soccer team rolled to a 9-1 victory over Anna Maria College on Friday afternoon, extending its program-record best start to six straight victories. 

Junior midfielder Kaila Lemmer (Barnard, Vt.) led the Norwich offense with two goals, while freshman Karyssa Lachance (Gorham, N.H.) scored for the sixth straight game to continue the remarkable start to her collegiate career. 

Senior Nicole Hess (Weisbaden, Germany), junior Jordan Lutz (Hamburg, N.J.) and freshman Reagan Sanborn (Charlton, Mass.) each scored their first collegiate goals in the victory as well. 

Lachance opened the scoring in the 13th minute with her team-leading sixth goal of the season as she ran down a long through ball by junior Mary-Kait Mace (Canton, N.Y.) to bury the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. 

Lemmer scored her first of the night at the 25:14 mark with an unassisted tally, she also scored her second of the game and fifth of the season just 1:43 later with a bomb into the upper right corner of the net off a pretty pass by Julia Koron (Pittsford, N.Y.). Lemmer's first goal came on a free kick from 25 yards out that she blasted through the Anna Maria wall and it deflected off a defender into the right corner of the net. 

Kyra Schoenfeld (South Hadley, Mass.) scored her second goal of the season, tapping in a long crossing pass from the right end line by Koron in the 34th minute. 

Sophomore Zorya Webster (Corning, N.Y.) scored her second goal of the season in the 39th minute after she battled an Anna Maria defender off the ball from a great pass from Mace. 

Madison Oelker (West Liberty, Ohio) scored off an assist from Webster in the 41st minute with a perfectly placed shot from the top of the 18 that curled over the goalkeeper and just underneath the cross bar. 

Sanborn scored her first collegiate goal in the 43rd minute to cap the first half scoring and give Norwich a 7-0 lead heading into halftime.

Lutz scored an unassisted tally in the 68th minute after the Anna Maria goalkeeper was caught out of her net trying to play a ball and she blasted it through into a wide open net. 

Anna Maria got on the board in the 78th minute with Samantha Seniti capitalizing on a misplayed ball by the NU goalkeeper off a free kick to score her first goal of the season. Keannah Dunsmore served the ball in on the free kick and NU goalkeeper Lindsey Gordon (Wiscasset, Maine) originally had a handle on it but lost control allowing Seniti to swoop in and score. 

Hess capped the scoring just 14 seconds after the Anna Maria goal with her first collegiate tally and Norwich's ninth goal of the game. 

Katie Bishop-Manning (New York, N.Y.) picked up the victory, improving to 6-0-0 in goal for the Cadets. Norwich outshot Anna Maria 32-7 in the game. 

Norwich is on the road for its next two contests, traveling to Colby-Sawyer for a showdown with head coach Heather Faasse's alma mater at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The Cadets then take on Emmanuel at noon on Saturday, Sept. 22.