Women's Soccer Makes It Three Straight Wins With Shutout at Marietta

Carolyn Balzano (Photo Credit: JT Higgins)
Carolyn Balzano (Photo Credit: JT Higgins)

MARIETTA, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's soccer team shutout Marietta, 4-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game Tuesday in Marietta.

The Purple Raiders (9-2-1, 2-0 OAC) have now won three straight and six out of their last seven, while Marietta falls to 2-9 overall and 0-2 in the OAC.

Junior Allison Fouss (Lowell/Marietta) got Mount Union on the board early with an unassisted goal in the game's first minute and that 1-0 score would hold at the break.

Freshman Carolyn Balzano (Poland/Poland Seminary) would make it 2-0 in the 52nd minute as she put one in the upper right corner of the net.  Balzano then assisted on a goal by sophomore Shannon Evans ((Newbury/ Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) in the 53rd minute before scoring her second goal of the game in the 79th minute for the 4-0 final.

In goal, junior Maria Favorite (Chesterland/ Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) had five saves as the Raider defense allowed Marietta only eight shots on the day.  It was Favorite's sixth shutout on the season.

Mount Union continues a three-game OAC road swing Saturday night at Wilmington.



                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                        2013 Mount Union Women's Soccer
        Mount Union vs Marietta College (Oct 08, 2013 at Marietta, Ohio)
 Mount Union (9-2-1, 2-0 OAC) vs. Marietta College (2-9, 0-2 OAC)
 Date: Oct 08, 2013  Attendance: 113
 Weather: Sunshine, 64 degrees
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Mount Union.........  1  3 -  4
 Marietta College....  0  0 -  0
  1.   0:40 MTU Allison Fouss (4) (unassisted) - dribbled into 6-yd box shot past goalie
  2.  51:05 MTU Carolyn Balzano (5) (unassisted) - dribbled into 18-yd box shot upper right corner
  3.  52:27 MTU Shannon Evans (8) (Carolyn Balzano) - cross into 6-yd box shot upper left corner
  4.  78:25 MTU Carolyn Balzano (6) (unassisted) - dribbled into 18-yd box beat keeper one on one,shot upper right corner
 Shots: Mount Union 12, Marietta College 8
 Saves: Mount Union 5 (Maria Favorite 5), Marietta College 6 (Sam
 Kelley 2; Kaitlyn Pearse 4)