Nashville, Tenn. -- The Belmont women's soccer team scored four first half goals to propel the Bruins (4-8-0) to a 5-0 victory over the visiting East Tennessee State Buccaneers (1-8-1) at the Whitten Soccer Complex on Thursday evening.
The Bruins jumped on the board early when freshman Stephanie Dodge netted her second goal of the season in the seventh minute. Dodge was left alone in the middle of the box after receiving a great pass from senior Cristin Czubik. Belmont's forwards would hook up again for BU's second goal about five minutes later, this time with Czubik finding the net. Dodge broke through a pack of ETSU defenders to find Czubik who calmly flipped the ball over Bucs goalkeeper Heather Sanden. Renee Rice and Brittney Kelly would each add first half goals to give Belmont a comfortable 4-0 lead at the intermission. Belmont took 20 shots
to East Tennessee State's three in the first half.
Combined, the two teams managed only six shots in the final period. Belmont would tally their final goal in the 70th minute as a ball off an ETSU defender found a way into the goal.
Belmont senior Mikell Lucus made three saves and was only tested once by the Buccaneers. East Tennessee State managed only four shots in the match. It was the first collegiate shutout for Lucus.
The ETSU Buccaneers travel to Boone, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to play Southern Conference rival Appalachian State at 7:30 pm.