OXFORD, Miss. – No. 18 Ole Miss opened the 2022 season with authority on Thursday night time, scoring early and sometimes in a 5-0 victory over Southeastern on the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.
The Rebels peppered the Lion purpose all through the night time, outshooting SLU 22-1, together with 11 photographs on purpose. The nook flag was an enormous weapon for Ole Miss on the night time, changing 11 probabilities into three scores.
Of the 5 targets, 4 had been bagged by debutants as Lauren Montgomery, Marykate McGuire, Aubrey Mister and Brenlin Mullaney all scored for the primary time in Pink and Navy. When good issues occurred for Ole Miss, most occasions it got here by way of Taylor Radecki, who tallied three assists on the night time.
On an evening crammed with targets for the house aspect, the primary got here with a bit of further that means. Fourteen minutes into the match, Montgomery adopted up a Mo O’Connor shot and slid the rebound beneath the keeper to place the Rebels on the board just a bit over a yr after tearing her ACL throughout the 2021 preseason.
Just some minutes later, Ole Miss struck twice within the span of 25 seconds to open issues up, with each targets coming off of headers from Radecki nook kicks.
The 2 targets had been close to mirror pictures of one another, with McGuire heading dwelling from shut vary off a Ramsey Davis feed and Mister ending off a headed go from O’Connor.
The Rebels remained on the entrance foot in the course of the primary 45 minutes, hitting the locker room up 3-0.
Ole Miss got here out of the halftime break with the identical power and within the 58th minute, O’Connor bought herself on the scoresheet. Setup by one other nook, Riley Friesen’s header was blocked by a Lion defender and the Oxford native pounced on the rebound, smashing a shot beneath the crossbar.
True freshman Brenlin Mullaney completed issues off within the 73rd minute. The purpose got here off a set piece as Radecki slid a ball to the rookie, who fired low and arduous throughout the purpose mouth, nestling her shot contained in the nook.
With momentum on its aspect, Ole Miss turns its consideration to a derby matchup that includes two ranked sides on Sunday as No. 22 Memphis visits Oxford for a 7 p.m. kick. The match shall be accessible for streaming by way of SEC Community +.