BW Womenís Soccer Team Defeats Penn State-Behrend, 1-0, For Second Time This Season
BEREA, OHIO Ė Sophomore defender Emily Sanders (Canton/ Jackson) scored her first career goal at the 87:44 mark as the Baldwin Wallace University womenís soccer shut out Penn State-Behrend, 1-0, tonight (Wednesday, October 5, 2011) in a non-conference match on the Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium. The victory was BW's sixth in its last eight matches and its fourth shutout in the past five matches. It also gave the Yellow Jackets a sweep of the season series with the Lions.
This was the second meeting this season between BW and PS-Behrend that would end with BW winning in the final three minutes of the match. The Yellow Jackets also defeated the Lions, 3-2, in their season-opener on September 4 in Erie, Pennsylvania when junior forward Brigitte Petrash (Parma/ Normandy) found the back of the net at the 88:32 mark to break a 2-2 tie.
With the victory, BW improved to 8-4 overall and has allowed just nine goals in its last eight matches (6-2 record). With its loss, Penn State-Behrend fell to 7-4-1 overall.
In net for the Jackets, freshman Claire LoPresti (Bethel Park, Pa./ Bethel Park)faced seven Lion shots, made three saves and she picked up her third victory of the season and her first career shutout. BW outshot PSU-Behrend 15-7 and won the corner battle 5-2.
The Yellow Jackets are back will return to Ohio Athletic Conference action on Saturday, October 8 when they will host Otterbein University in the first game of a menís and womenís OAC soccer doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. The menís game is slated for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.
On Saturday, October 22, the Yellow Jacket menís and womenís soccer teams will host Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College in a doubleheader that will be televised by SportsTime Ohio (STO). This is the fourth straight year that BW has televised a soccer doubleheader and will put a perfect 6-0 record on the line.
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