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Miller-Riney’s four goals leads Women’s Soccer to 6-1 win

The Midway University women’s soccer team pushed their unbeaten streak to four games on Saturday, October 21, when they scored a season-high six goals in a 6-1 win over Brescia (Ky.) in Owensboro in a River States Conference matchup.

The Eagles dominated the Bearcats (1-15, 0-7 RSC) as they took a 4-1 lead into the locker room and never looked back as they walked away with the 6-1 victory. With the win, Midway is now 7-3-1 overall and 2-3-1 in RSC play.

The stat sheet showed that Midway dominated the match as they had 29 shots with 21 of those on goal. Meanwhile, the Midway defense allowed one goal, but shutdown the Bearcats’ offensive attack as the home team had just three shots on goal for the match.

Midway scored their first two goals of the match before three minutes had gone by. Their first goal came one minute and 19 seconds into the game, while their second came two minutes and 47 seconds in.

Senior, Kindsay Miller-Riney netted the first goal for the Eagles. The Bardstown, Ky. native was just getting started as she took a pass from Alana Henderson and fired it into the net giving Midway the 1-0 lead.

Just a few seconds later, Brynn Bradley extended the lead to 2-0. The freshman scored an unassisted goal for her second score of the season.

Miller-Riney would continue to add to the lead when she scored the next two goals in the 27th and 33rd minutes. Her goal in the 33rd minute solidified her first hat trick of the season and the sixth of her career. Both her goals came off assists from Larissa Cussins.

The Bearcats added a goal in the 35th minute, but the Eagles would take a 4-1 lead into the locker room. The Eagles held a 13-3 advantage in shots in the first half.

After being held scoreless for the opening 12 minutes and change in the second half, Miller-Riney netted her fourth of the game in the 57th minute. The senior took a pass from sophomore, Regan Snyder and finished it off to push the lead to 5-1.

Midway’s final goal of the game came 15 minutes later in the 72nd minute. This time it was sophomore, Larissa Cussins, who scored an unassisted goal for her third score of the season.

The Eagles had four more shots on goal in the final 17 minutes and change, but failed to convert as they walked away with the 6-1 win over the Eagles.

Playing all 90 minutes in goal for Midway while picking up her seventh victory of the season was senior, Emily Belt. The Paducah, Ky. native surrendered one goal, but stopped two shots in the win.

The Eagles will now hit the road for a three-game road swing that begins on October 26 when they travel to Ohio Christian. Then on Saturday, October 28, they travel to IU East. Their final home game is set for October 31 when they host Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) at 1 p.m. ET.

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