5 GOALS BREAKS RECORD

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Nia Christopher Breaks Single Game Record

Bermuda’s Nia Christopher had a spectacular showing for her Towson University women’s soccer team, scoring five goals which sets a new record for the most goals in a single game in the program history.

The school’s match report said, “The Towson University women’s soccer team cruised to a 7-0 win against Delaware State for their fifth straight win on Tuesday.

“Towson [6-1-1] got a five-goal performance from Nia Christopher that included a goal in the fourth minute of play. Her five goals was the most in a single game in program history. That set the tone for the rest of the match in a 7-0 win against Delaware State [0-9].

“The Tigers improved their win streak to five games and are undefeated in their last six with five shutouts.

“Nia Christopher started the scoring early with a goal in the fourth minute. Christopher took a through ball from Phoebe Canoles to give Towson a 1-0 lead.

“Christopher struck again just minutes later, once again taking a Canoles pass to make it 2-0 in the 19th minute. Christopher would cap the half with her third of the game in the 27th minute, this time from Demi Pierre to put the Tigers up 4-0 at the break.

“Towson would not stop there, as Christopher scored just 19 seconds into the second half for her fourth goal of the game. She capped her outstanding match with her fifth of the day, taking a rebound off a Canoles shot in the 52nd minute.

“Christopher moved into sole possession of sixth place all-time in goals with 22. She is now just one back of tying fifth place.”

FROM TU: 

The Towson University women's soccer team cruised to a 7-0 win against Delaware State for their fifth straight win on Tuesday.

Towson (6-1-1) got a five-goal performance from Nia Christopher that included a goal in the fourth minute of play. Her five goals was the most in a single game in program history. That set the tone for the rest of the match in a 7-0 win against Delaware State (0-9).

The Tigers improved their win streak to five games and are undefeated in their last six with five shutouts.

Postgame Quote:
Head Coach Katherine Vettori:
"I think this was true team performance tonight from start to finish. We moved the ball well and combined well all night. I was excited for Riley Melendez and Kalli Williams to combine for the shutout."
Key Stats:

  • Towson outshot the Hornets 27-2 putting 16 shots on goal.
  • The Tigers earned nine corner kicks, not conceding one to Delaware State.
  • Riley Melendez and Kalli Williams combined for the shutout, giving the Tigers a CAA-best six this season.
  • For the Hornets, Thalia Johnson and Alexis Utain recorded shots with Ashley Maribo making nine saves in goal.

How It Happened:

  • Nia Christopher started the scoring early with a goal in the fourth minute. Christopher took a through ball from Phoebe Canoles to give Towson a 1-0 lead.
  • Christopher struck again just minutes later, once again taking a Canoles pass to make it 2-0 in the 19th minute.
  • Jasmine Hamid got into the act just two minutes later. Hamid ripped a laser from about 40 yards out, beating Maribo to the upper corner for a 3-0 advantage.
  • Christopher would cap the half with her third of the game in the 27th minute, this time from Demi Pierre to put the Tigers up 4-0 at the break.
  • Towson would not stop there, as Christopher scored just 19 seconds into the second half for her fourth goal of the game.
  • She capped her outstanding match with her fifth of the day, taking a rebound off a Canoles shot in the 52nd minute.
  • Khori Banks would score a late tally in the 81st minute. After a handball in the box, Banks stepped up a slotted home the penalty kick to give Towson a 7-0 victory.

Inside the Numbers:

  • Christopher moved into sole possession of sixth place all-time in goals with 22. She is now just one back of tying fifth place.
  • She also recorded the most goals in a single game with five.
  • The five-game win streak is the longest win streak in team history.
  • The six non-conference wins ties for the most in program history.
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