Women’s soccer dominates Tigers in 11-0 rout

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Eight players scored and 13 others took shots as the Simpson women’s soccer team demolished Iowa Wesleyan 11-0 Wednesday night.

The Storm scored 10 of their 11 goals in the first half and outshot the Tigers 27-1 on the night in a dominating offensive and defensive display.

Junior Taylor Vaudt opened the floodgates early in the third minute with her first goal of the season from 10 yards out. Casey Reisen followed Vaudt’s act just over 30 seconds later with a goal of her own to give the Storm a 2-0 cushion. Senior Meredith Harrison joined in on the fun a minute later with an unassisted goal on a breakaway down the left wing to give the Storm a 3-0 lead just four minutes into the game.

Freshman Maddie Glascock would get in on the action as well, scoring two goals in the span of one minute to push the Storm lead to 5-0 before the 10 minutes could be played.

The offensive onslaught took its longest break of the first half after Glascock’s goals, eight minutes going by before Reisen found the back of the net for her second goal of the game in the 18th minute, giving Simpson a comfortable 6-0 advantage.

The next 11 minutes gave way to a streak of firsts as freshmen Dani Marquez and Jessica Payne netted their first goals of the season in the 21st minute and 25th minutes, respectively. Junior Hanna Haack kicked home her first goal of the season in the 29th minute and followed that with her second goal just minutes later to bring the first half shellacking to an end.

Senior Maddie Thomas scored the lone second half goal for the Storm in the 51st minute before the Storm called the dogs off and switched to a conservative, slow-tempo style.

Twenty-nine of the 31 players on Simpson’s roster saw playing time.

The Storm are back in action at 5 p.m. Saturday at home vs. Westminster (Missouri).