October 28, 2014
Wolverines win 8th straight
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's soccer team earned its eight consecutive victory Tuesday afternoon by pulling out a 2-1 win over Saint Vincent in Presidents' Athletic Conference play.
Grove City (9-8-1, 8-0 PAC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first nine minutes on goals from freshmen Lindsay Hutton (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) and Katherine Kouzelos (Akron, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian).
Hutton scored her second goal of 2014 at 5:27 after receiving an assist from senior defender Molly Weitzel (Prospect, Pa./Slippery Rock). Kouzelos doubled the lead at 8:14 when she tallied her fifth goal of the season. Senior forward Sarah Flenniken (Hudson, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) assisted the Kouzelos goal.
Saint Vincent (2-14-1, 2-5-1 PAC) halved the lead at 45:58 on a goal from Emily Johns. However, the Wolverines blanked the Bearcats for the final 44 minutes of the match.
Grove City owned an 11-6 edge in shots and an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Kristi Lathrop (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) played the first half in goal and made two saves. She recorded her 33rd career win. Junior Nicole Lapia (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) played the second half and made one save.
The Wolverines had shut out each of their previous seven foes. Grove City has clinched a home match in the semifinal round of next week's conference tournament. The Wolverines will clinch the top seed with a win Saturday at Thomas More (17-1, 8-0 PAC). That match will start at 12 p.m.
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