Sophomore Nicole Lanese (Macedonia/Nordonia) scored a school-record five goals to lead Mount Union to a 9-1 win at Defiance Tuesday afternoon.
The win snapped a three-game skid for the Purple Raiders to raised their record to 3-4 while the nine goals matched a team single-game record that has been done two previous times — at home against Defiance a year ago and in 1991 against Hiram.
Defiance (0-5) led the game 1-0 as Miranda Herevia scored the Yellow Jackets first goal of the season in the ninth minute.
Mount Union tied the game in the 23rd minute when senior Carolyn Balzano (Poland/Poland Seminary) assisted on a score by junior Katie Goedecke (Cuyahoga Falls/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary).
It took only 19 more seconds for the Raiders to take their first lead as Lanese scored off an assist from senior Taylor Lanese (Parma/Valley Forge).
Mount Union tacked on two more goals in the first half from sophomore Hailee Brown (Chesterland/West Geauga) in the 36th minute before Lanese scored her second in the 44th minute as the Raiders led 4-1 at the break.
Lanese then scored three straight goals for Mount Union in a span of 4:31 early in the second half to extend the lead to 7-1.
Goedecke notched her second goal of the game in the 59th minute while Balzano, who also had two assists, finished the scoring with a goal in the 63rd minute.
Sophomore Brooke Schmidt (Massillon/Jackson) also had two assists for the Raiders.
Mount Union next plays on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m. against Grove City (Pa.) at Mount Union Stadium.