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McLellan Sets New Goal-Scoring Record In Soccer Win

(Posted October 4, 2005)

Senior Nikki McLellan became the leading scorer in the history of the soccer program with her two goals against Mount Aloysius.

Juniata 8, Mount Aloysius 0

Huntingdon, Pa. - Senior midfielder Nikki McLellan (Parkland/Lake Forest, Ca.) established a new Juniata record for goals in a career as she netted a pair of goals as the Eagles defeated Mount Aloysius 8-0 in Huntingdon Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 4-7-1 with the victory while the visitors dropped to 1-10 with the loss.

McLellan entered the match with 26 career goals, leaving her one behind Rebecca Shoaf '05 (Madison/Madison, N.J.) She tied the record in the 18th minute on a penalty kick after a hand ball in the box from Mount Aloysius. She then surpassed the record just five minutes into the second half as she blasted a free kick into the upper right corner. The score put Juniata in front 4-0. McLellan already held the Juniata career records for points and assists in a career.

The Eagles took an early lead in the match as Alicia Walsh (Latrobe/Latrobe) drove in a cross from Christine Schott (Gates-Chili/Rochester, N.Y.) to put Juniata in front 1-0. McLellan's penalty kick made it 2-0 Juniata in the 18th minute. The Eagles then added one more score before half-time as McLellan slotted a pass to Lindsay Garvey (Willsboro Central/Essex, N.Y.) on the left side who blasted it past Mounties keeper Laura Deely.

The Blue and Gold continued to pressure in the early stages of the second half as they added to the lead. McLellan's second score of the game made the score 4-0 in favor of the home team. Juniata added another two goals in the next five minutes, beginning with Stephanie Mury (Verona/Verona, N.J.) who drove home a lose ball in the box for her first score of the year. Lauren Welsh (Westminster/Finksburg, Md.) drove home another free kick just a minute later to add to Juniata's lead.

Walsh added her second goal in the 69th minute as Shiloe Mokay (Delaware Academy/Treadwell, N.Y.) knocked a loose ball to her directly in front which Walsh deposited home. Garvey capped the scoring with her second goal which came with less than two minutes remaining in the match.

Kerri Lawrence (Paramus Catholic/Waldwick, N.J.) made three saves in goal for Juniata to earn her third career shutout.

Deely stopped 16 shots for the visitors, while surrendering Juniata's first six goals. Lindsey Bobb came on in replace of Deely and made four saves.

The Eagles get back into action with a conference match on Saturday at Albright.


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