Lady Barons soccer shuts out St. Vincent College

Grace Murphy
Staff Writer

The Franciscan women’s soccer team defeated the St. Vincent College Bearcats 2-0 at a rainy home game Saturday at 3 p.m.

Freshman left wing Tania Davidson scored the first goal for the Lady Barons at about 25 minutes through the first half. Davidson was assisted by sophomore defense Angela Postage. Postage took a 40-yard free kick, sending the ball up the field to Davidson, who then scored.

The Bearcats defended themselves against the Lady Barons for the rest of the first half. The half ended with the Lady Barons leading 1-0.

At the beginning of the second half, Postage took a corner kick from the left side of the field and sent it up towards the far post. Graduate student forward Kaitrin O’Leary utilized some fancy footwork to spin around and send the ball into the goal, putting the Lady Barons up 2-0.

Lightning was spotted shortly after the second goal. The players had to halt the game for a 30-minute rain delay with about 35 minutes left in the second half. Fortunately, the lightning ceased and the game was able to resume after the required half-hour wait time.

The Lady Barons played a strong offensive attack during the remainder of the second half but were unable to break through and score. The result was a dominating victory for the Lady Barons, with a win of 2-0.

Other notable game events included junior goalkeeper Mercedes Murray recording a shutout on her first career start. This game was the Lady Barons’ fourth shutout win for this season.

The Lady Barons’ next home game will be against the Grove City College Wolverines on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

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