Women's Soccer Defeats Ohio Northern in OAC Opener

Gina Wall (Photo Credit: J.T. Higgins)
Gina Wall (Photo Credit: J.T. Higgins)

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's soccer team defeated Ohio Northern 3-1 to open Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play Saturday afternoon at Mount Union Stadium.

With the victory the Purple Raiders improve to 8-2-1, 1-0 in the OAC, while Ohio Northern falls to 4-6-1, 0-1 in OAC action.

The Polar Bears would strike first as Sandy Plunkett scored off a blocked shot to give them the 1-0 in the 35th minute.

Allison Fouss (Lowell/ Marietta) would tie the game 1-1 in the 72nd minute on an angled shot. Gina Wall (Warren/ Howland) would find Shannon Evans (Newbury/ Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) in the 75th minute. Wall would then find Kelsey Malenic (Poland/ Poland Seminary) in the 76th minute to give Mount Union the 3-1 victory.

The Raiders defense led by goalkeeper Maria Favorite (Chesterland/ Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) had four saves on the day and improved her record to 8-2-1 with the victory.

The Purples Raiders return to the field when they travel to Marietta and face-off on at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.


 Mount Union (8-2-1,1-0) vs. Ohio Northern (4-6-1,0-1)
 Date: Oct 5, 2013  Attendance: 156
 Weather: Cloudy

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Mount Union............  0  3 -  3
 Ohio Northern.........  1  0 -  1
  1.  32:28 ONU Sandy Plunkett  (unassisted) – came off a blocked shot from 10
  2.  72:48 MTU Allison Fouss (unassisted)
  3.  74:51 MTU Shannon Evans (unassisted)
  4.  75:43 MTU Kelsey Malenic (unassisted)

 Shots: Marietta 13, Mount Union 9
 Saves: Marietta 3 (Emily Brodict 3), Mount Union 4 (Maria Favorite 4)