MU soccer wins first home night game
Seniors Jessica Kerwin and Danielle Murray, along with freshman Danielle Lentz, scored goals to lead Mansfield to a 3-1 non-conference win over Goldey-Beacom in the first night game in Mountaineer women's soccer history.
Before a large and enthusiastic crowd at Karl Van Norman Field, the two teams were locked in a scoreless tie for the first 40 minutes until Kerwin played a deflected ball in front of the net and beat the goalie to give Mansfield a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute. It was Kerwin's second goal of the year.
Mansfield held that lead into halftime before increasing its advantage to 2-0 when Murray recorded her first goal of the season, and second of her career, taking a cross from Kelsey Chapman from 10 yards out.
Just twenty-four seconds later, Lentz drilled a shot from 20 yards out into the right hand side of the net giving the Mountaineers what would prove to be an unsurmountable 3-0 lead.
Goldey-Beacom thwarted the shutout when Sarah Vincent-Gobble took a cross in front of the net from Nicole Curry to cut the lead to 3-1 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Mansfield dominated the game statistically outshooting Goldey-Beacom 32-5 including a 18-3 advantage in shots on goal.
Alana Krieger started in goal for Mansfield and played the first half recording two saves.
The win was the Mountaineers fourth in their last seven games.
Mansfield returns to PSAC play this Saturday when the Mountaineers host Kutztown.