October 30, 2004
Klingensmith sets record as Grove City wins 8th straight
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College junior midfielder Katie Klingensmith (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) set a new College women's soccer single-match record Saturday morning with five assists as the Wolverines wrapped up the 2004 regular season with a 6-0 win over Thiel in a Presidents' Athletic Conference match at College Field on Senior Day.
The victory gives Grove City (13-6-1, 9-1-0 PAC) the top seed in next week's PAC Championship Tournament. It is Grove City's eighth straight victory.
Grove City stormed out to a 2-0 lead just eight minutes into the match as senior Michelle Novosel (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) scored twice. Novosel scored at 5:25 on a corner kick with Klingensmith earning the assist. At the 8:00 mark, Novosel scored her 10th goal of the season after a pass from junior Stacey Brubaker (Houston, Pa./Houston).
The Wolverines extended the lead to 3-0 in the 29th minute as Klingensmith assisted senior Autumn Hubbard (Nampa, Idaho/Nampa Christian). Sophomore Laura Blosser (Hockessin, Del./Charter School of Wilmington) capped the first-half scoring with a goal at 32:34. Klingensmith provided the assist.
Sophomore Maia Siber (Canton, Ohio/Canton McKinley) stretched the lead to 5-0 at 59:54 after a Klingensmith pass. Klingensmith recorded her fifth assist five minutes later as sophomore Megan Guy (Columbus, Ohio/Bexley) scored her second goal of the year.
Klingensmith now has 11 assists this season, two away from tying the single-season school record. Novosel set the record of 13 last season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kori Koper (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) earned the win in goal, stopping four shots. It is Grove City's 10th shutout this season and 19th in the last two years.
Prior to the match, Hubbard, Becky Iden (Morristown, N.J./Parsippany Christian), Novosel and Leah Partridge (Newport, Vt./United Christian) were honored prior to the match as part of Senior Day.
Grove City is now 23-0-1 in its last 24 October matches. The Wolverines will host a PAC Championship Tournament semifinal match Thursday at 3 p.m.
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