APSU women’s soccer team saw four different goal scorers in route to a 4-1 win away against Alabama State. Gina Fabbro, Kristin Robertson, Jennifer Smith and Nicole Wojcik all found the back of the net in APSU’s second win of the season.
After 90 minutes of play the Lady Govs (2-0) held a 19-4 shot ratio over Alabama State University’s Hornets (0-2) despite starting sluggishly in the beginning of the fixture. Junior keeper Lindsey Todd was called upon twice to keep the game level at zero. Following that, APSU found rhythm in the midfield, and opened up the attacking channels up top. Senior Gina Fabbro took advantage of the lanes and slotted in her first goal of the season 16 minutes in, opening the game to a 1-0 lead for APSU.
The Lady Govs doubled the lead 11 minutes later on a corner kick from redshirt freshman Pamela Penaloza. Penaloza sent the ball into the box, and Fabbro knocked it down towards junior Kristin Robertson. Robertson followed through, tucking home her second goal of the 2016 campaign.
At the 51 minute mark, sophomore Jennifer Smith slid her shot past ASU’s Gianna Guyot, who came off her line, making the game 3-1 to APSU.
The Lady Govs continued controlling the offensive channels, and utilizing space to the side through the game. Junior Sophia Fabbro slipped away to outside left and fed a ball to Penaloza 70 minutes into the game. Penloza ushered the ball to Wojcik, who chipped the ball beyond Guyot’s outreached arm. Guyot finshed the game with 4 saves.
ASU’s loan goal of the game, and of the season, came off a deflection from a cross and into the net as an own goal. Todd was awarded the win in net while Mary Parker Powell saw her second game of the season in the last 45 minutes.
“The girls did a good job of battling today,” Head Coach Kelley Guth said. “It’s a tough swing being on the road two games, and playing in the heat is always a challenge early in the season. I’m proud of the girls for being resilient and pushing through for 90 minutes.”
APSU will open up their 2016 home campaign on Sunday, Aug. 28, against Evansville at 1 p.m. at the Morgan Brothers Soccer Complex.