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Women’s Soccer Notches Fifth-Straight Win with 6-3 Triumph Over Spartanburg Methodist

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Women’s Soccer Notches Fifth-Straight Win with 6-3 Triumph Over Spartanburg Methodist

October 23, 2016 - 07:28

Women’s Soccer Notches Fifth-Straight Win with 6-3 Triumph Over Spartanburg Methodist

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College Women's Soccer team registered its fifth-straight win on Sunday, defeating Spartanburg Methodist, 6-3.  With the victory, the team improved to 8-0-2 on the season.

The Mustangs' spectacular performance in the first half cemented their victory. Monroe opened the scoring in the sixth minute, when Gemma Pla found Elysa Virella for a goal. Eight minutes later, Virella brought the score to 2-0 with a penalty kick. Monroe's advantage grew to 3-0 when Virella connected with Brooke Smith on a goal. Spartanburg got on the board in the 24th minute to make the score 3-1. The Mustangs' earned their fourth marker when Virella found Gabrielle Pereira for a goal, and their fifth when Andrea Rodriguez scored off another pass from Virella.  Monroe led at the half, 5-1. 

Virella earned a hat trick in the second half, when she scored off of an assist from Rodriguez. Virella had three goals and assisted on the three other Monroe markers.  Spartanburg scored a couple of late goals, but the Mustangs won 6-3.

The Monroe College Women's Soccer team will close out the road-trip on Monday, October 17th, against Louisburg College at 11:00 AM.