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Offense Not a Problem as Women's Soccer Pounds Liberty

I spent a good amount of time in the season preview detailing how much offensive production was lost from last season with Farrelly and Lynczyk gone. 

Perhaps that was a waste of keystrokes. Or perhaps its just an indication of the quality of opponents. Or maybe Virginia just likes to make sure to dominate their in-state foes. But whatever the reason, the 2011 Virginia Women's Soccer team has had no problems scoring thus far.

The ladies dispatched the Liberty Flames on Friday with a 9-1 shellacking at Klockner Stadium. Seven different players scored, including two true freshmen. Junior forward Caroline Miller was the lone multiple-goal scorer, tallying a hat-trick for her 2nd, 3rd and 4th goals of the season.

The win came on the heels of a 6-0 victory over Richmond last Sunday in which five different players scored for the Wahoos. And not that it counts for anything, but Virginia beat George Mason 5-0 in their second (and final) exhibition match. There's only one team from the Commonwealth left on the schedule and that's the Hokies.

Against Liberty, Miller scored twice in the span of five minutes in the second half to complete her hat trick following an unassisted goal in the first half. Shasta Fisher received the assist for Miller's second goal, while Lauren Alwine and Kaili Torres shared the honors on her third. The unassisted goal in the first half is officially listed as "slalom through defenders in box, from 10 yards." I don't know why, but I find that amusing.

Morgan Brian (17th minute, assist by Amber Fry), Olivia Brannon (23rd minute, assist by Molly Menchel), Emily Perrin (41st minute, assist by Shasta Fisher and Caroline Miller), Erica Hollenberg (43rd minute, assist by Danielle Colaprico), Amber Fry (71st minute, assist by Gloria Douglas) and Gloria Douglas (79th minute, assist by Katie Starsia) rounded out the scoring for the Cavaliers.

The Flames got their lone goal in the 88th minute when Aimee Luurtsema put a through ball from Megan Warner just inside the far post.

The Wahoos continue their 9 game home stand on Tuesday when St. John's comes to town. That game is scheduled for 5pm.