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Women’s Soccer Opens 2018 Season With 4-0 Triumph Over Western Conn. St.

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's soccer team (1-0) eased past Western Connecticut State (1-2) with a 4-0 victory during its season opener on Wednesday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wesleyan's Liz Young took advantage of a penalty kick at the 13:44 mark, rifling the ball into the back of the net, giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.
  • The Cardinals had a chance to double their score at the 21:38 mark, but Lauren Goetzman's header shot went just left of the goal.
  • At the 58:27 mark Goetzman chipped a ball over the top that sent Colonial goalkeeper Alexis Lainchbury charging off her line. Wesleyan's Emily Ribatt collected the rebound and beat Lainchbury one-on-one before netting the second goal of the game.
  • Just 4:47 later, Wesleyan made it a 3-0 game. Young sent a cross into the box from the left side of the field, before Katie Stewart Frizzell trapped the ball and buried in the back to the goal.
  • Western Connecticut State had an opportunity to get on the board at 71:22 mark, but Jasmine Grey's header was saved by Cardinal goalkeeper Zoe Cassels-Brown.
  • With just 89 seconds left in the contest, Wesleyan's Nicole Galli settled a cross and sent the ball back to Camila Rodlauer who one-timed the ball outside of the 18, making it 4-0.

 INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Cardinals held a 25-3 advantage in shots over the Colonials.
  • Wesleyan's goalkeeper Cassels-Brown made just two saves, while Lainchbury was forced to make eight saves in goal for Western Connecticut St.

 UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will travel to Emerson on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. start.