Senators Shutout UU in Home Opener
URBANA, Ohio (September 2, 2012) - The Blue Knight women's soccer team made a furious attempt over the final 5 minutes to find an equalizer, but the visiting Senators from Davis & Elkins College withstood the late charge to hold on for the 1-0 win.
Urbana drops to 0-2 with the loss, while D&E improves to 2-0 after scoring another 1-0 victory on Friday night at nearby Cedarville University.
The Senators game-winner came in the first half. Sarah Fyock got behind the Blue Knight defense and avoided an offsides call. She brought down a Taylor Morton pass and beat Urbana keeper Meghan Taucher high for the only goal of the afternoon.
The Blue Knights' best opportunity may have come in the 60th minute when junior Brittany Mazzu's strike from the right flank sailed just wide after a pinpoint pass from senior Abby Pearson. Pearson led UU with 4 shots, but the Senators maintained a 16-11 advantage on shots despite an even draw in the second half.
Next, the Blue Knights hit the road for each of their seven matches, begining with Ohio Dominican University on Wednesday. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. in Columbus. [Box Score]