The ACU soccer team traveled to Louisiana to face Nicholls Colonels on Friday. The Wildcats were able to win 8-0 over the Colonels.
ACU was able to score four times in each half and shut out the Nicholls.
The first goal was scored in the 20th minute when redshirt sophomore Emily Heidman received an assist from junior Christina Arteaga for her first goal of the season.
Three minutes later Heidman nailed one in the back of the net to make it 2-0 at ACU.
Arteaga was able to score her fourth goal of the season with a perfect ball in the 26th minute to bring up the Wildcats 3-0.
The last goal of the first half came from senior Samantha Vestal, who took a pass from Arteaga.
The first goal in the second half came from freshman Caylen Wright in the 54th minute when she nailed it the back of the net, making it 5-0.
It was in the 72nd minute when Heidman earned her hat trick a 6-0 lead for ACU.
Three minutes later, Arteaga took a pass from freshman Natalie Jones, for her fifth goal of the season.
The last goal of the night came for Cestal in the 79th minute off of an offensive explosion.
The Wildcats had an outstanding offensive game.
It was Arteaga’s fourth two-score game and second of the season. Vestal was able to get her first multi-score game of her career, and now has three goals this season, her career best. This was ACU’s most goals scored in a game in Div. I program history.
The Wildcats had 36 shots from Friday’s game against the Colonels.
Arteaga now has 11 assists of her career, two coming from this game. She also led with shot attempts, with having 10. Heidman was able to have six. Vestal and Jones each had four. Wright and senior Shay Johnson each had three.
This was more of a relaxing night for redshirt senior goalkeeper in the net, having four shots face and two saves.
ACU now has a 5-2 record over Nicholls, with the most recent win coming off of last season.
Head Coach Casey Wilson was very pleased with the 8-0 outcome.
“It was good to work on something offensively and to get ourselves back on track and scoring much more,” Wilson said. “We are trying to create confidence and build momentum going into each and every game.”
The Wildcats will finish their Louisiana trip on Sunday, Sept. 29 against Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions at 1 p.m.