By Mark Janzen, Trinity Western University
LANGLEY, B.C. – The Spartans (11-1-0) scored two first half goals before exploding for five more in the second half to earn a 7-0 win over Mount Royal at Chase Office Field.
Cougars goalie Rose Hemans was kept busy throughout the night, facing 15 shots and making eight saves for MRU (5-5-2). TWU goalie Rachel Sydor didn't face a shot in earning a clean sheet.
Amy Gartke (Edmonton) had two goals for TWU, while Kathryn Harvey, Jenaya Robertson, Rachel Hutchinson, Gabi Short and Danae Derksen also scored.
The Spartans opened the scoring in the 25th minute, when a shot from Danae Derksen was blocked and Harvey pounced on the loose ball in the box and slotted it home from in tight.
TWU extended its lead in the 38th minute when Gartke took a cross from Derksen, off the right wing, and knocked it into the back of the net from eight yards out.
The Spartans finished the opening half with an 11-0 edge in shots and a 6-0 advantage in shots on goal.
Robertson put the Spartans up 3-0 in the 55th minute when he headed home a well-struck corner from Kashima. The assist tied the conference record.
Eight minutes later Hutchinson put TWU up 4-0 with her fifth goal of the season.
In the 69th minute, Kashima set the record when her shot was initially stopped by Hemans, before Short put away the rebound.
Gartke and Derksen rounded out the scoring in the 69th and 78th minutes.