Women's Soccer Team Hooks the Fighting Muskies 4-0

Nicole Moldovan (Photo Credit: JT Higgins)
Nicole Moldovan (Photo Credit: JT Higgins)

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Mount Union women's soccer team snapped a two-game skid as they defeated Muskingum 4-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders improve to 11-4-1 overall and 4-2-0 in the OAC while the Fighting Muskies fall to 8-6-2 overall and 1-5-0.

Sophomore Shannon Evans (Newbury/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) started the scoring when she put the Raiders on the board first in the sixth minute of play as she took a pass from Jessica Finkler (Brunswick/Holy Name). Gina Wall (Warren/Howland) would score again for Mount Union in the 20th minute, as the Raiders would take a 2-0 lead into the half.

Junior Nicole Moldovan (Cortland/Lakeview) netted the ball off a pass from Kelsey Malenic (Poland/Poland Seminary) in the 52nd minute to make it a 3-0 lead. It would be sophomore Megan Werner (Mentor/Lake Catholic) that would net her first goal of the season in the 72nd minute as the Raiders would go on to a 4-0 win.

The defense held the Fighting Muskies to only five shots, as junior keeper Maria Favorite (Chesterland/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) recorded her ninth shutout.

Mount Union next plays Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 pm against Otterbein in an OAC matchup in Westerville.

                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                        2013 Mount Union Women's Soccer
            Muskingum vs Mount Union (10/22/2013 at Alliance, Ohion)
 Muskingum (8-6-2,1-5-0) vs. Mount Union (11-4-1,4-2-0)
 Date: 10/22/2013    Attendance: 105
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Muskingum...........  0  0 -  0
 Mount Union.........  2  2 -  4
  1.   5:05 MTU Shannon Evans (Jessica Finkler) - *
  2.  19:16 MTU Gina Wall (unassisted) - *
  3.  51:24 MTU Nicole Moldovan (Kelsey Malenic) - *
  4.  71:23 MTU Megan Werner (unassisted) - *
 Shots: Muskingum 5, Mount Union 18
 Saves: Muskingum 7 (Liz Mitchell 4; Melissa Emmerich 3), Mount Union 1
 (Maria Favorite 1)