Williams powers to first SEC win
Tenn. - Sophomore forward Cheyna Williams picked up her second
hat-trick of the season, while adding one assist, helping the
Vanderbilt soccer team pick up its first conference win over
Mississippi State, 5-3, Sunday afternoon from the VU Soccer Complex.
now has 15 goals and five assists on the season, giving her 35 total
points. Her 15 goals tie her for fourth-most goals in a season by a
Commodore and her 35 points on the season tie her for fifth. Laura
Koerner holds both the season goals and points records by a Vanderbilt
player when she finished with 19 goals and 46 points during the 1998
Vanderbilt (4-9-3, 1-6-1 SEC) has now scored four or
more goals in five games this season, after only doing it twice in
2012. With the win the Commodores have also snapped their 13-game
conference winless streak, and three-game losing streak.
trailing 2-0, early in the game Williams would give the Commodores
their first bit of life, scoring on an assist from Simone Charley to
cut the State lead to one.
The Bulldogs would score again to go
up 3-1 but Williams was able to answer once again. Off a free kick from
Ashley Oswald, the Hampton, Ga., native give touch from six yards out
to sneak the ball past the keeper, bringing the 'Dores within one,
going into the half.
Vanderbilt was able to take over the game
in the second half of play, allowing only three shots in the 45
minutes. Williams, Oswald and Andie Lakin would all score in the second
half to seal the win for the Commodores.