by Benny Benton
WILMINGTON, Del. – Host Goldey-Beacom College scored just over five minutes into its women's soccer match against Barton College on Sunday and was never threatened in a 3-0 non-conference victory.
The Lightning struck early and often, taking its first shot just 31 seconds into the contest and three in the first minute and a half. The fourth attempt, a shot by Jane Grimley from the top of the six-yard box, got past BC freshman keeper Megan Bolick to give GBC an early cushion 5:21 into play.
Grimley collected her second goal in the 40th minute when her cross slipped inside the left post. Less than two minutes later, Tanner Turner-Rush tacked on a third goal on a header.
Goldey-Beacom enjoyed a 17-2 margin in shots in the opening period and a 25-5 edge for the match. Barton managed just one shot on goal, that one an attempt by freshman Laura Franco in the 85th minute that was saved by GBC keeper Cindell Aguirre.
Bolick recorded four saves in the losing cause for the Lady Bulldogs (0-2).
Barton hopes to break into the win column on Wednesday when it will host Coker College in a 4 p.m. match at the Barton Outdoor Athletics Complex.