LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Two matches into the season and the Covenant women's soccer team has yet to allow a goal. The Lady Scots recorded a second consecutive shutout and four different players scored in a 4-0 victory over visiting Belhaven on Thursday night at Scotland Yard.
Covenant goes to 2-0 on the year with the win. It's the first 2-0 start for the program since 2010. The loss was Belhaven's first of the year as the Blazers dropped to 1-1-1.
Kyra Duble got the scoring going in the 11th minute of play as she rocketed a shot into the upper left corner of the net, assisted by Grace Herring, to put Covenant ahead 1-0. The goal was the first collegiate score for Duble. Late in the first half, Hannah King took bad pass from a Belhaven defender and launched a shot from about 25 yards out that glanced off Blazer keeper Noelle Hill's hands and into the net for a 2-0 advantage. The goal was King's first of the year.
In the second half, Covenant quickly made it 3-0 when Addy Cronan maneuvered around a Belhaven defender and then got her shot past Hill in the 48th minute. Cronan's goal was her team-leading third of the year and marked the second straight match in which she has tallied a goal.
Defensively, Covenant was stout again. Rachel Lemay made five saves on the night to pick up the shutout. Covenant outshot the Blazers 19-13 overall, and 14-5 in shots on goal. The Lady Scots also had a 9-1 edge in corner kicks. Hill ended with 10 saves for the Blazers.
Cronan and Anna Robertson each had four shots to lead Covenant in the category. All four of Cronan's attempts were on target. Erica Rampel took four shots for Belhaven.
Covenant will play Transylvania in a neutral site contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mount Berry, Ga., on the campus of Berry College.
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