It was a tough night out for the Western Sydney Wanderers' Westfield W-League side as they went down 10-2 to a rampant Adelaide Untied at Elite Systems Football Centre on Saturday night.
Hat-tricks from Sofia Huerta and Adriana Jones, a brace from Racheal Quigley, and strikes from Alexandra Chidiac and substitute Ally Ladas, overturned an early deficit as Adelaide claimed their first victory of the season.
The Wanderers opened the scoring when Sarah Willacy could not keep out Helen Petinos’ in-swinging corner.
However, Adelaide responded a minute after conceding. Jones’ saw a header smash the crossbar, before the ball fell to Quigley who struck a sweetly-timed volley on the bounce to restore parity.
And on 28 minutes they would take the lead, courtesy of a successfully converted Jones’ spot-kick after being tripped in the area to make it 2-1.
After an even first-half, the hosts extended their advantage as Huerta unleashed a thunderous drive past the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner to make it 3-1.
The Red & Black pulled a goal back through Erica Halloway, who rounded the onrushing Willacy to pass her shot into an empty net.
However, it would be one-way traffic thereafter as a relentless United Women could not be contained.
Jones and Huerta would add a further two goals each to complete their respective hat-tricks, while Quigley netted her second of the game.
Chidiac and substitute Ally Ladas also etched their names on the scoresheet to seal a big win for the home side.