WASHINGTON, DC — In its first home game of the season, the Howard women’s soccer team evened its record to 1-1 with a dominant 17-0 victory over Hampton University Sunday afternoon at Greene Stadium.

Sophomore Kela Gray led the Bison offensive explosion with four goals while four Howard players netted two goals each and five players scored a goal apiece.

Below is a full breakdown of the performance:

– Goals: Gray (4); senior Dytria Ruddy, junior Zion Clarke, sophomore Jordan Bynoe & freshman Anna Mitchell (2); junior Sara Vaughan, junior Jaelin White, sophomore Whitney White, sophomore I-sis Wilson & freshman Jasmin Miller (1);

– Assists: Bynoe (3); Mitchell, Gray, White (2); Vaughan, junior Carmen Suarez, sophomore Noelle McCullom & freshman Ta-Tiana Brodie (1);

– Howard led 5-0 at halftime and scored 12 goals in the second half;

– The Bison outshot the Lady Pirates 62-1 for the game;

– The 17 goals are a new Howard program record and the most since the team netted 13 against Delaware State on November 5, 2004;

– The goal total was also one shy of making the NCAA Division I record books – the 2015 edition lists four games of 18 goals each that are tied for the 14th-highest single game total in Division I history.

QUOTES – HOWARD HEAD COACH BRENT LEIBA

ON GETTING THE FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
“It was important for us to get this win, especially with it being early in the season. After our first game, it was nice to see us come back and put some things together so we could get back to .500.”

ON TAKEAWAYS FROM TODAY’S WIN
“It’s really about building that chemistry and being able to deal with different situations. We have nine new players to the program and this was a great opportunity to get them involved, especially with the expectation of them contributing and making an impact.”

ON EARNING THE TEAM’S FIRST SOCCER WIN OVER HAMPTON
“It was big for us to get the win. It’s the ‘Battle of the Real HU’ and it’s nice to finally have it for soccer. We always get to enjoy the experience with (the other sports) so it’s great to finally start our rivalry.”

NEXT UP: Howard will hit the road for its next two non-conference games, beginning with a game against Princeton University on Friday, August 28 at 7 p.m.

Courtesy: Howard Athetlics



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