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MT Soccer Drops Lipscomb, 9-0

September 30, 2001 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Freshman Laura Miguez tallied four assists and fellow frosh Danielle LaDuke scored three first-half goals in a record-breaking 9-0 Middle Tennessee victory over Lipscomb Sunday afternoon at Blue Raider Soccer Field.

The Blue Raiders broke school records for team goals and assists in a game, and individual assists in a match with four from Miguez.

MT (4-4-0) wasted little time getting on the board, as LaDuke scored in the game's first minute on an assist from Miguez. Sophomore Megan McGregor assisted on LaDuke's next goal in the fourth minute, giving the Blue Raiders a 2-0 advantage.

In the 14th minute of the match, Lipscomb (0-8-0) fouled in the box, giving the Blue Raiders a penalty kick. Freshman Lisa Langrish netted the goal, her third of the year, for a 3-0 MT lead.

LaDuke tallied her final goal of the match in the 19th minute. On a corner kick, Miguez crossed the ball into the box, where Emily Carter headed it toward the net. LaDuke redirected the bounding ball into the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season.

Miguez crossed another ball in the 18-yard box in the 20th minute to freshman Sarah Linder, who found the net for her first career goal and a 5-0 Blue Raider lead. Lindsey Bopp and Jenny Cox, seeing her first action of the season, teamed for the final goal of the first half, with Cox crossing to Bopp, who found the back of the net in the 44th minute of play.

Leigh Peacock then assisted on a Cox goal in the 67th minute, and Miguez added her final assist of the day on a goal by Ashley Hicks in the 70th minute. The final tally of the day came in the 82nd minute, when McGregor took the ball deep down the right side and found the net from a very difficult angle.

"It was a good way to end the week. Five games in nine days is hard on any team," MT head coach Scott Ginn said. "It was a good win for us and everybody got to play.

"I'm happy with the way we're playing. We're playing at the level that we played against Alabama and Florida International, and that's how we need to play every match."

The Blue Raiders hit the road for their next two matches, traveling to Arkansas next weekend to face Arkansas-Little Rock on Friday before taking on Arkansas State Sunday, both Sun Belt matches.

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