The Patriot women’s soccer team (5-10-1, 1-5 MSC) went 1-1 over the weekend, but the one win came in a big way on Sunday when they exploded for 15 goals against Penn State-Beaver University.
Oakland City University:
On Saturday, the Patriots hosted Oakland City University (7-3-1). The Mighty Oaks handed the Patriots a 1-0 defeat. The Mighty Oaks struck in the 14th minute when Kylee Wargel kicked a high floater from 22 yards out that sailed past the keeper's hands into the back of the net for a goal. The Mighty Oaks mounted several offensive attacks before the half but Patriot Goalkeeper, Emily Belt (Paducah, Ky.) kept the Patriots in striking distance at 1-0. Both defenses held for the rest of the half as the Mighty Oaks took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Patriots controlled the ball for most of the second half as the Mighty Oaks dropped back and played a defensive game. Courtney Hagedorn (Highland Heights, Ky.) had a chance to tie the game up in the 67th minute when she kicked a high arcing shot that looked as though it was going to be a goal, but the ball hung up too long as it bounced off the crossbar. The Patriots had several chances, but were unable to find the net as they fell to the Mighty Oaks 1-0.
Pennsyvania State University - Beaver
In their second game of a back-to-back over the weekend, the Patriot offense exploded for 13 goals in the opening half en route to 15-0 defeat of Penn State-Beaver (0-13, 0-2 PSUAC).
Kindsay Miller-Riney (Bardstown, Ky.) started the scoring with a goal in the second minute. Riney struck again less than a minute later off a pass from Courtney Anderson (Louisville, Ky.). Sara Herbert (Louisville, Ky.) gave the Patriots a 3-0 lead in the fifth minute. The Patriots wouldn’t score again until the 10th minute when Malorie Steele (Independence, Ky.) found Amanda Schabell (Alexandria, Ky.) who found the back of the net. Morgan Ludwig (Louisville, Ky.) notched the score sheet in the 11th minute. Schabell then assisted on a goal by Sara Herbert in the 12th minute to give the Patriots a 6-0 lead. Three minutes later Shelby Rush (LaGrange, Ky.) found Chelsey Landrum (Independence, Ky.) who scored to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead.
The rout would continue in the 17th minute when Schabell notched her second assist of the day on a goal by Paige Long (Louisville, Ky.). Freshman Katie Lancaster (Taylorsville, Ky.) and Nicole Schowalter (Dayton, Ky.) netted the first goal of their Patriot careers in 23rd and 27th minutes respectively. Mariah House (London, Ky.) pitched in with a goal in the 29th minute to give the Patriots an 11-0 lead. Paige Long netted her second goal of the game in 32nd minute off a pass from Malorie Steele. Long and Steele hooked up again in the 35th minute, except this time it was Long who made the pass to Steele who scored the give the Patriots a 13-0 halftime lead.
The Long and Steele connection worked again in the 53rd minute when Long completed the hat trick to give the Patriots a 14-0 lead. The Patriots would net one last goal in the 59th minute when Macy Higdon (Louisville, Ky.) sailed a corner kick to the front of the net to a waiting Courtney Anderson who put it in to give the Patriots a 15-0 win.
The Patriots will return to action on Saturday, November 1st against Shawnee State University at 2 PM in their final home game of the year. The Patriots will also celebrate Senior Day festivities on Saturday.