Storm cruise past Iowa Wesleyan 8-0

Dani Marquez
Dani Marquez

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Dani Marquez scored two goals and assisted on two more as the Simpson women's soccer team had its best offensive performance of the season in an 8-0 win over Iowa Wesleyan on Monday afternoon.

Marquez and the Storm (3-8) snapped a four-match losing streak in dominating fashion, outshooting the Tigers (2-6) 48-2. Simpson's back line allowed just one shot on goal, which was saved by goalkeeper Riley Adams in the second half.

Cami Schmalz opened the scoring in the sixth minute off the helper from Marquez. Aimee Shrock and Casey Reisen converted first half penalty kicks to open up the flood gates.

Logan Pettit, Victoria Jordan and Maddie Simmons also scored goals for Simpson. Zoe Seiler earned the win between the posts, going the first 45 minutes without facing a shot before Adams came on in relief in the second half.

Coach Speak
"I'm hoping this builds some confidence for us in the final third so we can create more opportunities against upcoming conference opponents." — head coach Jill Serafino

Notes and Numbers
• Simpson's eight goals were the third-most scored during the Jill Serafino era.

• The Storm's 48 shots were the most since the 2012 season when Simpson took 51 in a 13-0 win over AIB.

• Sophomores Aimee Shrock and Victoria Jordan and freshman Logan Pettit all scored the first goals of their careers.

Up Next
The Storm return to conference play Saturday when they host Nebraska Wesleyan at Buxton Stadium. The Prairie Wolves (3-6-1, 0-2 Iowa Conference) lost to No. 20 Loras 5-1 on Saturday in Lincoln.