The Alfred State College women's soccer team got the offense going as they defeated Erie CC 7-0 to advance in the Region III Division III Tournament. The Lady Pioneers, the #6 seed, will travel to #3 Herkimer CCC on Tuesday for a 2nd round contest.
Holli Pierce (Livonia) and Jenna Lynn (York) combined to score six of the Lady Pioneers goals. Pierce scored 3:55 into the game after getting a long throw in from Lacee Pearl. Lynn made it 2-0, 27:35 into the game after getting a pass from Kerri Bellavia (Greece Athena). Pierce sent the game into half with ASC leading 4-0 with two goals in the final 7:30 minutes of the half. The first game after a long lead pass from Megan Votava (Alfred Almond) and the second was unassited.
Lynn netted her second of the game after a long pass from Danielle Henry (Arkport) gave her a break-a-way. Pierce scored two minutes later on a goal assisted by Taylor Waite (Genesee Valley). Amanda Graves (Prattsburgh) capped the scoring with a goal with just under 16 minutes left after getting a pass from Pearl.
Lynn now has 12 goals to lead the Lady Pioneers on the season while Pierce has 11.
ASC held a 23 to 9 shot advantage in the contest. Simone Delaney (Canisteo Greenwood) made six saves in net to record the shutout.
The Pioneers, ranked #7 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, improve to 12-4 on the season as the advance to take on Herkimer. ASC defeated Herkimer CCC 1-0 in their regular season meeting.
The contest is slated for a 12:30 p.m. start with the winner advancing to the Region III B finals on Saturday.