CPP women win soccer opener

Six players scored six goals for the Cal Poly Pomona women’s soccer teams as it opened the 2009 season with a 6-0 win over Division II newcomer Dominican in a game played at Notre Dame de Namur University.
                The victory was CPP’s largest to open a season since it defeated Concordia 7-0 in the 1997 opener.
                The Broncos totaled 13 shots on goal and fired 26 shots on the day.
                “You can’t help but be pleased when your goals come from six different players,” said Isabelle Harvey, who is now 4-0 in season openers. “We played wide in the second half and got things going. It’s a great way to begin a year.”
                The Broncos took a 1-0 lead at halftime from senior Cody McClure (Anaheim Hills), who connected on a pass from junior Britany Garrett (Lakewood) in the game’s 43rd minute.
                The game became all Cal Poly Pomona quickly after the second half began. In a span of 31 seconds, junior forward Yvonne Cornejo (Chino Hills) and sophomore Valerie Strawn (Chino) each scored and CPP led 3-0 in the 46th minute.
                Adding goals for CPP down the stretch were junior Lauren Skachenko (Chino Hills), sophomore Justine Barclay (Rancho Cucamonga) and sophomore Carolyn Rubendall (Concord).
                Freshman Ashley Salerno (Chino Hills) earned her first career start after redshirting last season and earned a shutout. She faced just two shots as CPP’s defense held up strong.
                “We adjusted to the field in the first half on a pretty warm day up here,” Harvey said. “Lots of different people stepped up on the first one out.”
                The Broncos resume play in Belmont with a game against the host school on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.

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