Mountain Hawks Dominate in 4-0 Win Over Wagner

Next game:

at Seton Hall

09/12/2021 | 13 o’clock


BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Junior Julianna Bonner scored two goals in less than nine minutes in the first half, then second half Wendie Fisher and junior Chloe Sherman added insurance records in the second half as Lehigh women’s football team Wagner 4-0 on Thursday dominated the evening in the Ulrich sports facility. The Mountain Hawks’ four goals were the most since a 4-1 win over Lafayette on October 13, 2018. The win was Lehigh’s biggest since a 4-0 win over LIU Brooklyn on August 26, 2016.

“Getting 32 shots is the best we’ve had in a long time, and 16 on frame was really good,” said Lehigh head coach Eric Lambinus. “We worked defensively and by far a lot. I think we did well today. If we can distribute the teams and ourselves well, I think the attacking players are really dangerous. We talked about being” defensive super disciplined, over the ball when we have it and then super creative in the attacking third.

“I thought that’s exactly what we did for the whole game.”

Lots of highlights from this one to share!

– Lehigh W. Soccer (@LehighWSoccer) September 10, 2021 The opening stages were a sign of the future as Lehigh held a 4-0 shot (three on goal) before the game was 11 minutes old. Wagner’s best sequence of the game came in the 13th minute when senior Erin Keefe saved with a save before newcomer Abby Trainor keyed in to keep the score 0-0.

“On the defense, I thought we would be a bit overwhelmed at the beginning of the game,” said Lambinus. “We gave up a couple of free kicks but we definitely calmed down. After we scored a goal our defense calmed down and played really well. They didn’t threaten us much in the second half. It was great to be about it so early get over it. ” -great game. It was definitely a different formation we played against but when we calmed down we were great. “

The chances kept coming and ultimately led to Lehigh’s first goal at 26:22. After Ava Schaller fired a quick shot in the second year, the ball found Bonner’s foot, who she buried first of the season.

Not nine minutes later, Schaller and Bonner met again. This time, Schaller made a centering feed on Bonn, who scored 2-0 in the 36th minute. Lehigh held a 16-9 edge in the first half.

“We have good depth and taking a player like Julianna off the bench to run into people and be dangerous is something I don’t know that many teams have,” said Lambinus. “She has a great role for us. We’d like to expand it a bit, but she’s doing great. We really worked with her and we were tough with her because we know that is the potential that she has . ” She played 40 minutes, scored two goals and completely influenced the game. “

The momentum continued into the second half when the Mountain Hawks took a 16-5 lead in the final 45 minutes. In the 53rd minute, Fisher headed a hard push from Emma Roesing into the net to make it 3-0.

Lehigh added insurance at the 73:36 mark when Fisher carried the right side down, centered on Schaller making a quick touch to Sherman, then Sherman shot in the post. It was Schaller’s third assist of the evening.

The final shots were 32-14 in Lehigh’s favor, while the Mountain Hawks held an 8-3 edge on corner kicks. Trainor finished the game with four saves, all of which came in the first 34:35 of the game.

The Mountain Hawks return on Sunday when they travel to Seton Hall to face the pirates at 1 p.m.

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Coach @EricLambinus after the 4-0 win against Wagner tonight!

– Lehigh W. Soccer (@LehighWSoccer) September 10, 2021

We caught up with Julianna Bonner after her double goal and Lehigh’s 4-0 win over Wagner!

– Lehigh W. Soccer (@LehighWSoccer) September 10, 2021

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