On paper, a trip to Eckerd appeared to be an easy victory for Saint Leo’s womens soccer team in the opening game of its Sunshine State Conference.
In practice, it turned out to be as easy as it appeared. Six different Lions found the back of the net in a 6-0 romp as Malloree Enoch scored a goal and added a pair of assists.
Saint Leo (2-0-1) opened the scoring as Jasmine Johnson scored her first goal of the season in the 20th minute, rifling in a shot from the edge of the penalty area.
Dari Alcantara doubled the Lions lead in the 33rd minute. After Chrissy Darwell received a pass at the top of the penalty area, she layed the ball back to Alcantara, who drove a shot from 25 yards into the net.
The Tritons (0-4-1), who went winless in the SSC last season, were powerless to stop the Lions, who finished with a 30-6 shots advantage. Enoch scored her goal 10 minutes into the second half, and then turned provider for Racheal McQuade and Pia Soeseman before Hannah Beard completed the rout with a little over three minutes to go.
The Lions continue SSC play on Wednesday, when they play host to Rollins at 7:30 p.m.