Women's Soccer: Lanese Shines Bright as Mount Union Wins Home Opener Against Westminster

Nicole Lanese
Nicole Lanese

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's soccer team (4-0) defeated Westminster (3-1) by a score of 4-1

The Purple Raiders were led by junior Nicole Lanese (Macedonia / Nordonia) as she sparked the Raiders with two goals and and two assists on the afternoon.

The scoring was started in the ninth minute by sophomore Maggie O'Donnell (Avon / Avon) off an assist from Lanese. Then Lanese added her first unassisted goal in the 21st minute to make the score 2-0 at halftime.

Lanese got the Raiders on the board early in the second half as she scored her second unassisted goal in the 46th minute. The Titans scored their only goal of the game in the 61st minute off the foot of Keely Birisic. The Raiders added their last goal in the 77th minute from senior Katie Goedecke (Cuyahoga Falls / Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) off Lanese's second assist of the afternoon.  

Senior Paige Freel (Niles / Niles McKinley) faced 12 shots only allowing one goal in all 90 minutes. 

Mount Union will go back on the road Wednesday, September 13 at Penn State-Behrend.