ROANOKE, Va. -- In Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit song "!6 Tons," he sings the line, "If the left one don't getcha then the right one will."
Ford must have been looking into the future and singing about Stephanie Samoy and Madisen Charles. Because that duo has formed a highly formidable 1-2 punch over the last three matches. Samoy scored two more goals and an assist on Monday while Charles added a goal and an assist as Hollins knocked off Trinity 3-1.
How It Happened
Samoy got Hollins on the board early. As Trinity tried to clear the ball out of their own zone, Samoy intercepted a pass from about 30 yards out. She streaked up the middle past two defenders and, from the top of the goal box, put a shot that went over the goalkeeper's head and found the back of the net, giving HU a 1-0 lead.
She struck again the 42nd minute to put Hollins up 2-0. With HU being aggressive in the Trinity zone, a bad outlet pass from the Tiger goalkeeper found Charles at the top of the box. Charles turned and passed to an oncoming Samoy who once again beat the Tiger keeper. It was Samoy's sixth goal of the season and Charles' second assist.
Charles got in on the scoring action in the 70th minute when Natalie Garner found Samoy who hit a wide open Charles. Charles dribbled forward a foot then launched a shot from about 30 yards away that went over the outstretched arms of the Trinity keeper to put Hollins on top 3-0.
The HU defense kept Trinity off the board until the final seconds of the match when they were able to put one past Kendra Rich. Rich picked up the win, though, making two saves. Overall, Hollins outshot Trinity 25-6 and held a 16-3 advantage in shots on goal.
The win is HU's third straight and moves them to 4-3 on the season.
Hollins will open ODAC play on Friday as they welcome Ferrum to Marjorie T. Berkley Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 pm.