Women's Soccer Defeats Defending OAC Champions On Saturday In Columbus

Freshman Shannon Evans scores the game-winner in the Raiders 2-1 victory over defending OAC champions Capital
Freshman Shannon Evans scores the game-winner in the Raiders 2-1 victory over defending OAC champions Capital

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mount Union's women's soccer team rallied to score a 2-1 win and defeat defending Ohio Athletic Conference champions Capital this afternoon (Saturday, October 13, 2012) in Columbus, Ohio. 

With the win, Mount Union improves its record to 9-4-0 and 3-2 in the OAC, while Capital falls to 8-6-1 and 3-1-1 in the conference. 

With the win, the Purple Raiders snap an eight-game losing streak to the Crusaders. 

All three of the goals were scored in the second half. 

Capital scored the first goal of the match in the 51st minute when Allison Mervau passed the ball to her teammate Alexa Bosanac, and Bosnac chipped Raider goalkeeper Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) to give the Crusaders a 1-0 lead. 

Mount Union tied the game at 1 in the 70th minute, when freshman Kolbie Haines (Hudson/Hudson) passed the ball to senior forward Kylee Kolesar (Mentor/Mentor), and Kolesar buried the ball into the net. This was Kolesar's fourth goal of the year, and the assist was Haines' second of the season. 

The Raiders scored the game-winner in the 82nd minute, when freshman Jen Velotta (Newbury/Newbury) passed the ball to fellow freshman Shannon Evans (Newbury/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin), and Evans shot the ball in the net to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead. The goal marks Evans team and OAC leading tenth goal of the season, and Velotta got her first assist of the season. 

The Crusaders outshot the Raiders 10-9. Favorite saved four Crusader shots on the afternoon. 

Mount Union's next game will be on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Muskingum. 

        Mount Union vs Capital University (10/13/12 at Columbus, Ohio)

 Mount Union (9-4, 3-2 OAC) vs. Capital University (8-6-1, 3-1-1 OAC)
 Date: 10/13/12      Attendance: 368
 Weather: Sunny, 60s
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Mount Union.........  0  2 -  2
 Capital University..  0  1 -  1
  1.  50:52 CAPW Alexa Bosanac (2) (Allison Mervau) - Ball played through to opposite side, shot chipped over GK's head
  2.  69:34 MTU Kylee Kolesar (Kolbie Haines) - Ball played in front of net
  3.  81:21 MTU Shannon Evans (Jenny Velotta) - Ball played from middle of field to left side of box
 Shots: Mount Union 9, Capital University 10
 Saves: Mount Union 4 (Maria Favorite 4), Capital University 4 (Maggie
 Donnellan 4)