Connolly’s haul marks the first four-goal game for an ETSU player since Simon Koren did so on Sept. 4, 2014, against Alabama A&M. Connolly, who now has five goals on the season, also had eight points for the most points in a game since Pauline Vienne had nine points vs. South Carolina State last season.
On the defensive side, the Bucs boasted another record-breaking performance as senior keeper Lee Ann Cutshall tallied 13 saves to set a new career high for saves in a game. In the last three games, Cutshall has 32 saves while allowing just two goals.
Eleonora Goldoni scored two goals for the Bucs, tallying the first point of the game in the 12th minute. Goldoni led ETSU with 10 shots and eight shots on goal, as the Italian also scored the final goal. Goldoni also had an assist.
Connolly would score ETSU’s next four goals — one in the first half at 16:33 and the other three in the 56th, 58th and 63rd minutes.
Rachel Harbin continued her recent offensive success for ETSU with three assists. Isabel Hodgson scored the Bucs’ final goal.