Entinger scores 3 as Cardinals cruise to a 5-0 win over Northland
ASHLAND, Wis. For the first 45 minutes, Northland hung right with the Saint Mary's University women's soccer team. Despite being outshot 13-1, the Lumberjills trailed just 1-0 at the break.
Then came the second half.
SMU erupted for four goals in the game's final 45 minutes in cruising to its second straight shutout win of the season, a 5-0 nonconference decision Saturday afternoon.
"We played very well both offensively and defensively," said SMU coach Tony Guinn, whose team is now 2-0 having outscored its opponents 9-0. "We weren't able to capitalize on our scoring opportunities in the first half, but we did a much better job in the second half."
Freshman Melisa Entinger (Mound, Minn.) netted the goal of the first half, before completing her first collegiate hat trick with a pair of second-half goals. Bethany Kaufmann (Green Bay, Wis.) who scored a pair of goals in SMU's 6-0 season-opening win over Bethany Lutheran and Michele McQuillan (St. Paul, Minn.) also scored for the Cardinals.
"One of our goals every game is to not give up a goal, and for the second straight game, we accomplished that," said Guinn, whose team is back in action Sunday, traveling to UW-Superior for a nonconference game. "It's great to see our offense clicking the way it is, but it's just as nice to see us playing such tight, stingy defense."