Ashleigh Houtaling (Northern Potter, PA) and Brittany Hannah (Eastridge) each scored two goals and passed out an assist as the Alfred State College women's soccer snapped a three-game slide with a 6-0 victory over Mercyhurst North East. The Lady Pioneers improve to 2-3-1 on the year.
Hannah got the Pioneers on the board 13:50 into the 1st half when she scored on a pass from Houghtaling. Holly Fitzpatrick (Hornell) made it 2-0 at 27:30 when her shot bounced off an opponent and into the net. Hannah scored her 2nd goal one minute later after getting a pretty pass from Jody Ninos (Alfred Almond). Callie Ayers (Letchworth) made it 4-0 heading into halftime when she scored with just under five minutes remaining.
Houghtaling netted both goals in the 2nd half. She scored at 15:51 in the half after getting a pass from Fitzpatrick. She capped the scoring in the final minutes after getting a pass from Hannah.
The Lady Pioneers held a 32 to 2 advantage in shots. Chitarra Craig made 15 saves in net for Mercyhurst North East whle Philicia Harris (Buffalo/Hutch Tech made a save on the only shot on net to record the shutout.
A-State returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Jamestown CC for a 1 p.m. battle with the Lady Jayhawks.