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La Salle women keep rolling in record-setting 9-0 rout

Senior Amirah Louketis had a hat trick and rookie Madison McCready had three assists in the blowout

There hasn’t been any rust for the La Salle women’s soccer team to shake off so far in the early going of the 2021 spring season. In fact, they’ve practically already scored a half of a season worth of goals in two matches.

Monday’s 9-0 win at Delaware State followed an impressive 4-0 win to start the season at home against Villanova. It was also a record setting day for rookie Madison McCready, who tied a program record for three assists in a game and for the program, which equaled its best output of assists (nine) and set a new record for goals in a game with nine. Their 13 goals through the first two games of the season is also a new program record.

While the story line from the first match was the dominance in the attack of rookies Kelli McGroarty and Caitlin Donovan, senior Amirah Louketis led the attack with a hat trick on Monday. She scored the first two goals of the match inside 20 minutes and added her third in the 58th minute. McGroarty came off the bench to score her third goal of the season in the first half and Donovan added her third of the young season 90 seconds later. McGroarty and Donovan through the first two games of their college careers each have three goals and an assist.

Mary Kate Vinkler tacked on two more goals in a 9-minute stretch and Molly O’Brien added the 9th goal of the day in the 85th minute to cap a banner day for La Salle.

Up next, the Explorers head to Newark, N.J. to face NJIT on Thursday afternoon and host Drexel at McCarthy Stadium on Sunday before beginning their Atlantic 10 slate at Fordham on March 5.