The Berkeley College women's soccer team dropped their home-opening match on Wednesday evening, falling to the Lions of King's College by a score of 10-0 in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest played at Aviator Field in Brooklyn, NY. With the loss, the Knights slipped to 0-3 on the season (0-2 HVIAC), while King's College solidified its first victory of the year in improving to 1-4 (1-2 HVIAC).
The short-handed Knights (playing with only eight players) had difficulty containing King's College's Caitlin Essex, as Essex accounted for three of the Lions' first four goals on the evening, tapping in tallies at the 5:40, 10:01, and 11:10 marks (Madeline Tyler scored a goal with an assist from Essex at 6:28).
The Lions' Megan LeBlanc notched a goal at 17:57 (from Madeline Taylor) to push King's College lead to 5-0. King's would find the back of the net three more times (tallies from Tyler, Caroline Spang, and Emali Bilderbeck) by the end of the half to take an 8-0 advantage as the team's broke for halftime.
The Lions capped their scoring with a pair of second-half tallies – one by Bilderbeck at 59:42 and another by Joanna Overmeyer at 64:33 – to grab a 10-0 advantage. King's College would eventually go on to win by that score.
King's College out-shot the Knights by a Margin of 28-3, while also getting four corner kick opportunities compared to none for Berkeley College.
Berkeley College will return to action on Saturday evening, as the Knights will take on the Panthers of Albany College of Pharmacy in a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest. Start-time is scheduled for 8:00pm.