October 18, 2011

Grove City earns 200th win

PITTSBURGH -- The Grove City College women's soccer team captured its 200th all-time victory Tuesday afternoon by earning a 9-1 win at Presidents' Athletic Conference foe Chatham. The Wolverines scored five times in the first 38 minutes to take command of Tuesday's match.

Eight different Grove City players scored goals, including two from sophomore forward Sam Weber (Freeport, Pa./Freeport). Weber put Grove City up 1-0 with an unassisted goal at 5:20. She later added an insurance goal 1:20 into the second half.

Sophomore Sarah Cessar (Slippery Rock, Pa./Slippery Rock) pushed the lead to 2-0 at 13:53 with an unassisted goal. Chatham (1-11, 0-6) cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal by Ashley Lamb at 16:08 but Grove City quickly countered as junior midfielder Grace Rieman (Arlington, Va./Homeschooled) scored an unassisted goal 32 seconds later.

Senior Morgan Osterhouse (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) recorded the Wolverines' fourth goal of the half by scoring at 24:42. Freshman Megan Johnson (East Berlin, Pa./Bermudian Springs) assisted Osterhouse's goal.

Sophomore Shannon Bishop (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) closed the first-half scoring with an unassisted goal at 37:55. Weber would open the second-half scoring after receiving an assist from Rieman.

Senior Emily Hurley (Indiana, Pa./Indiana) extended the lead to 7-1 with an unassisted goal at 49:40 and sophomore Lydia Caissy (Dedham, Mass./Dedham) followed with an unassisted score at 50:59. Johnson closed the scoring with a goal at 80:06. Sophomore Michelle Stevens (Phoenixville, Pa./Great Valley) assisted Johnson's score.

Grove City (6-6-2, 4-2) outshot the Cougars 42-12. Grove City also held a 12-3 edge in corner kicks.

Freshman goalkeeper Kristi Lathrop (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) earned the win by making three saves in the first half. Sophomore Tiffany Yost (Christiana, Pa./Living Word) made four saves in a scoreless second half.

Grove City is now 200-151-27 all-time in 20 years of intercollegiate play. Head coach Melissa Lamie owns a 197-142-26 record in 19 seasons.

The Wolverines host conference foe Geneva Friday at 4 p.m.

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