CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team posted a 5-0 win over Tennessee Temple Friday night at Finley Stadium, scoring all five goals in the first half. The Mocs improve to 1-1 on the year and Tennessee Temple drops below .500 at 1-2.
Sophomore Hannah Wyatt (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.) led Chattanooga with a pair of goals and an assist for five points, tied for 10th most in school history in a single game.
Junior Crystal Mackezyk (Columbia, Tenn.) got the scoring started with a goal in the 10th minute on a feed up the middle from freshman Monica Speth (Janesville, Wisc.), beating out the defense for the score. Just over two minutes later, sophomore Clare Latham (Cordova, Tenn.) connected on a goal on an assist from Wyatt from the left side to the middle of the box.
Wyatt took a pass from Speth on the left side into the box for her first goal and was fed by Mackezyk up the middle on her second in the 22nd minute. Sophomore Melanie Arredondo (Tampico, Mexico) lofted a pass from near midfield over the heads of the Temple defenders and it bounced past the keeper and into the lower right side for the score.
The Mocs outshot the Crusaders 11-1 in the first half but the two evened out the second half with each getting three shots. Chattanooga keeper Lauren Thomas (Germantown, Tenn.) played all 90 minutes in goal and pulled in three saves on four shots by Tennessee Temple.
Mackezyk had a game-high four shots with one goal and one assist. Speth took three shots on the night, including one that glanced off the post, and assisted on two goals. Both of Wyatt’s shots found the back of the net and Latham took two shots with both on goal, including one into the net.
The Mocs will head out for their first road game of the season. They will take on Alabama State Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.