Orme Shines Again, Monberg Records Career-Best Effort In Victory Over Pilots
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Morgan Orme continued to rack up points at a torrid pace, Caroline Monberg played the best game of her young career, and the Trojans recorded their sixth victory of the season with a 6-1 triumph over the Bethel Pilots on Wednesday evening.
After a tremendous outing against Huntington, Orme collected another four points against the Pilots, finishing with a goal, her sixth of the 2020 campaign, and two assists. After recording nine points in the Trojans’ first eight matches, the reigning TU athlete of the week now has eight points (two goals, four assists) in the past two contests.
Monberg, who has become a key contributor for the Trojans (6-4-0, 4-4-0 CL) in her freshmen season, put together a career-best performance against Bethel (1-6-1, 1-6-1 CL), notching her first two-goal game in a TU uniform. Additionally, Linli Tu collected her sixth tally, Erin Teevans finished with a pair of assists, and Sophia Snyder added her first career goal in the second half.
After a competitive opening 18 minutes, Taylor’s consistent pressure finally broke the Bethel defense down. Tu opened the scoring off an excellent cross from Orme to give Taylor a 1-0 lead, and one minute later, Monberg took a Teevans pass in stride and buried the ball in the upper left corner of the net for the 2-0 advantage.
Armed with a two-goal lead at halftime, the Trojans continued to press offensively, finding twine four more times in the second half. Orme scored off a cross from Teevans in the 53rd minute, before finding Monberg in front of the net 13 minutes later for TU’s fourth tally. Snyder and Alanna Raikes added a little insurance in the contest’s latter stages, helping TU secure their second straight win.
Hannah Brackenbury finished with four saves in net for the Trojans, collecting her sixth collegiate win in the process.
As a team, the Trojans finished with 13 shots, 10 of which were on target.
The Trojans will face Bethel again next Wednesday evening, this time at Turner Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm.