(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Twelfth ranked Jennies soccer clinched its third consecutive MIAA regular season title and the fifth title in the last six seasons with a convincing 4-0 shutout win over Lindenwood Saturday night at the South Recreation Complex.
The Jennies (14-1-3, 10-0-2 MIAA) scored the first goal of the match in the 28th minutes when Aaryn Burke controlled a cross pass from Carly Stanley and hammered it into the back of the net to give the Jennies the 1-0 lead. It marked Burke’s second goal of the season and Stanley’s third assist.
Alexis Robbers provided the second goal for the Jens in the 47th minute, heading home a Kayla Shain corner kick, making it 2-0. The assist from Shain made her the all-time career assist leader at Central Missouri with 23, passing the 22 previously set by Teleshia Joseph from 2001-2003. The header from Robbers was her team-high ninth goal and it was Shain’s team-high fifth assist.
The Jennies got another goal in the 71st minute when Becky Lackey sent a long cross to a waiting Nicki Wisnasky, who volleyed it home, making it 3-0. It marked Wisnasky’s second goal of 2012 and Lackey’s third assist.
The Jens added a fourth goal just seven minutes later when Julie Ireland sent a cross to Kourtney Frank who fired the ball into an open net for the 4-0 lead. The goal was Frank’s first and it was Ireland’s second assist of the season.
Central Missouri dominated the match, out-shooting Lindenwood 15-4. Jennies goalkeeper Morgan Hartzler picked up her sixth straight save in-net, improving her overall record to 7-0-1.
Central Missouri clinched the top seed in the MIAA Tournament and will host an opening round match against an opponent to be determined at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the South Recreation Complex.