Black Mountain, NC - Thursday night marked the mid-way point of the Hollins three game road trip over the break. After falling to LaGrange to start the week, Hollins traveled to North Carolina to face Montreat College looking to pick up their first road win of the season. The visitors scored the first two goals of the game and never looked back as Hollins used a 44-15 shot advantage to pick up the victory, 18-9.
Allie Helmbrecht enjoyed her best offensive game of the season and got the game off to a quick start by scoring twice in the first two minutes of play. The home team would respond with their first goal but Hollins would gain control of the contest by netting three of the next four scores. Hollins would build their advantage by scoring eight unanswered to end the half and take a 13-3 lead into the break. The second half saw much less offense but Hollins would never allow the Cavaliers to make any sort of dent into their lead throughout the second 30 minutes of play. In addition to their near 30 shot advantage, Hollins would dominate the center circle by controlling 23 of the 28 draws. In the end, the Green and Gold would notch her first road win of the season, 18-9.
Helmbrecht scored eight of her 10 goals in the first half while adding eight ground balls, four draw controls, four caused turnovers and an assist. Hope Shaw scored three times, giving her eight goals in just four games, and picked up an assist, 12 ground balls, 13 draw controls, and four caused turnovers. Rachel Hertzler matched Shaw with three goals with Allie Tambornini and Jessica Gradillas each registering their first goals of the season. Gradillas handed out a pair of assists to give the first-year midfielder three assists for the season. In net, Delaney Waller picked up the win and recorded four saves.
Mariah Davison had two scores as eight different Cavaliers scored on the evening. Amirah Moize made 17 saves and picked up a team high seven ground balls for Montreat.
Hollins will look to win back to back games for the first time this season when they make a stop at Barton College on Friday night.