Freshman Tori Carson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) and senior Kellyn Arnold (Minnetonka, Minn,/Hopkins) each finished with three goals to help lead the Buena Vista women’s soccer team to a commanding 7-2 non-conference road victory over Martin Luther College (1-3-0) on Tuesday afternoon.
Carson scored two of her three goals in the first half, as the Beavers also added an owl goal to take a 3-1 advantage into the half.
Arnold, who came into the match ranked fourth in Division III in goals scored, made it a three-goal margin just minutes into the second half before the Knights kept it close with another goal seven minutes later. She later responded with her second goal of the contest during the 63rd minute to make it 5-2 before her and Carson added goals in the final four minutes to blow the game open.
The duo has now combined for 18 of the team’s 27 goals this season, as BVU has matched the school record for its longest unbeaten streak of six.
The two teams combined for 21 shots in the first half before the Beavers out-shot the Knights, 8-2, over the final 45 minutes.
Carson led all players with a career-high 10 shots, as Arnold was next at five.
Nicole Smith (Murietta, Calif./Paloma Valley) got her second start in-goal this season and went the distance, picking up her first career victory. She finished the match with four first-half saves.
Buena Vista runs its overall record to 5-0-1 and will be back in action again this weekend when it plays at Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday at 1:00pm. The team then plays at Alverno College on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm.
Check out photos of our student-athletes in action in the Beaver sports photo galleries.