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06 / 15

Raining Goals In Lansing United’s 8-0 Victory

WRITTEN BY: Sidney Binger
PUBLISHED ON: June 15, 2018

East Lansing, Mich. – Goals, goals, and more goals is the only way to sum up tonight’s win for the Lansing United women that was ignited by forward Aubrey Schierbeek.

The girls got on the board early in the game on an unassisted goal from midfielder Alexis Mitchell in the seventh minute. As quickly as she scored her first goal, at the 23rd minute mark Mitchell put one in the back of the net off a pass from captain Danielle Stephen.

“We came out as a team and we knew that if we get one early we’ll kept them coming because we were getting pumped for the game,” said Mitchell.

Schierbeek wasted no time scoring back-to-back goals. Her first goal, in the 24th minute, came unassisted following it up with another goal, in the 26th minute, on a well-placed ball from forward Lexi Pelafas.

With the score 4-0 thanks to Schierbeek and Mitchell, midfielder Riko Sagara decided to mix things up scoring her first goal of the season in the 30th minute.

“I think I just took a very good touch and then I saw the goal, so I just shot it and it went in,” said Sagara.

As if two goals were not enough, Schierbeek comes in again scoring a hat trick and her fourth goal of the season for Lansing United. This is only the third hat trick in Lansing Untied history. The others came from Matt Brown and Brian Cunningham back in 2014.

“It’s very cool to put them in the back of the net We’ve been struggling a little bit and they finally fell in tonight, so it feels really good,” said Schierbeek.

The scoring game did not stop here. With a great assist from forward Madison Costner, forward Morgan Marshall was able to sink one in the net stretching the lead to 7-0.

Forward Erin Doster jumped in on the excitement right after subbing into the game. In the 70th minute, Doster scored her fourth goal of the season on an assist from forward Mackenzie Dawes.

“We rotated the squad tonight a little bit, but we also rotated the starting line-up some and we were able to bring kids in and get them a lot of minutes. It was a nice night for all in involved. We got some kids their first Lansing United goal so that’s exciting,” said Coach Crist.

On a night of big numbers, the Lansing United women broke the record for most goals in a single game Lansing United history with eight. The record was last set by the men this season in their first match against Livonia City.

Capitalizing on a big sweep and shutout tonight, the women look ahead to their next match on Friday, June 22 at Michigan Legends. The game starts at 7 p.m.