On Saturday afternoon, the girls’ soccer team improved to 2-1 in PSAA play with an 8-1 victory over Long Island Lutheran. Donna Sanders, after netting a school record six goals in last weekend’s 6-4 win over Northwood, continued her torrid scoring pace with five more goals on the day to power a potent Bear attack.
The Blue & White opened the scoring just 24 seconds into the match when Madison Logan lofted a shot into the net from just inside the 18-yard box. Sanders extended the lead five minutes later with a sensational play in which she volleyed a ball over a defender and then into the net for a 2-0 edge. It began a string of four consecutive goals for the senior. Less than four minutes later she converted on a deflected Beth Felix corner kick, then six minutes after that took a pass from Felix, dribbled into the box untouched, and found the net. Sanders closed her scoring run when she buried the rebound off of a Felix shot that found the crossbar. Bekah Herts closed the first half scoring barrage with 4:38 left when she uncorked a shot from 18 yards that skipped over the diving keeper to give the Brook a 6-0 lead at the half.
Sanders added her fifth and final goal of the day when Felix sent a perfect ball to space that Sanders carried into the box and struck it past the keeper. LuHi would finally add a score of their own, but Felix closed the day’s scoring with 4:33 left when she sent a corner kick into the goal.
Along with Sanders, Felix finished with 5 points on a goal and 4 assists. Caroline Maglione, Sophia DiLavore, and Madison Logan also added assists.
The Bears are back in action on Monday in a home non-league match-up with Port Jeff.
- Sanders’ 12 goals on the season leads all private school players on Long Island and is tied for 9th overall on the island. She now owns the top two scoring games in the history of Stony Brook girls’ soccer.
- This is the most goals the Bears have scored in a game since a 10-0 win over Mercy on Oct. 26, 2010.