October 13, 2010

Wolverines earn 8th win

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's soccer team improved to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Wednesday afternoon with a 6-0 victory over visiting Thiel (2-12, 0-2 PAC) at College Field.

Six different Grove City players scored in the victory. The Wolverines broke a scoreless tie at 24:34 when junior Emily Hurley (Indiana, Pa./Indiana) recorded her team-leading ninth goal of the season. Freshman Michelle Stevens (Phoenixville, Pa./Great Valley) assisted Hurley's goal.

The Wolverines doubled the lead 10 minutes later when freshman Sam Weber (Freeport, Pa./Freeport) scored her first collegiate goal at 34:17. Junior Arielle Goyzueta (Goshen, N.Y./Goshen) assisted Weber's score.

Grove City closed the first-half scoring at 43:08 as freshman Sarah Cessar (Slippery Rock, Pa./Slippery Rock) tallied her first college goal. Cessar's goal came after a deflected corner kick.

Junior Cara Colley (Harrison City, Pa./Penn-Trafford) extended the lead to 4-0 at 50:03 with her second goal of 2010. Colley's goal came after Thiel tried to clear a corner kick out of the box.

The Wolverines capped the scoring with two goals in the final 94 seconds of the match. Goyzueta scored her first goal of the season at 88:26. Junior Morgan Osterhouse (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) assisted the Goyzueta goal. Freshman Chelsea Tarolli (Syracuse, N.Y./Marcellus) scored the sixth goal of the afternoon 55 seconds later. Cessar supplied the assist.

Grove City owned a 30-2 advantage in shots along with a 9-0 edge in corner kicks. Freshman goalkeeper Tiffany Yost (Christiana, Pa./Living Word) made two saves to sew up her seventh shutout of the season. Yost now has an 0.91 goals-against average this year.

Stevens leads the team with seven assists. Fourteen players have scored at least once this year. The Wolverines are now 6-1 at home.

Grove City wraps up a four-match homestand Saturday at noon against conference rival Bethany.

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