MOUNT VERNON – The freshman trio of Emily Snider, Bethany Stivers and Jennifer Strebeck powered the Rams to a 7-0 women's soccer win over MacMurray Saturday, marking the program's highest scoring match in five years.
Snider and Stivers led the scoring parade with three goals apiece for the Rams, who who outshot the guests by a wide 27-2 margin. Both first-year players also recorded two assists, while Strebeck added her first collegiate goal.
The Rams, who led 4-0 at the break, received three assists from senior Kendra Wisely and one helper from Katherine Taylor.
The Rams (2-1) turned in their best offensive output since beating Knox, 8-0, in a 2008 contest.
Stivers got the Rams on the board with her first goal six minutes in. She delivered another score at the 21-minute mark, followed by back-to-back goals by Snider just before halftime.
Cornell opened the second half with quick strikes from Stivers and Snider, increasing the lead to 6-0 through 47 minutes. Strebeck knocked in the seventh goal at the 77-minute mark to complete the scoring.
Chelsea Harris continued her strong play at the net. She had a pair of saves and earned her second straight shutout, which included a 1-0 win Wednesday at Coe.
Coming up – The Rams are back home next Saturday (Sept. 14) to face Rockford (0-2) in a nonconference match at 1 p.m.