Women's soccer beats Ship, 3-1

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 9:56 PM

The women’s soccer team began their road trip out east with a 3-1 win against Shippensburg Friday, Sept. 9. This improves the team’s record to 3-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the PSAC.

Ashley Mutkus led the way with two goals and freshman Danielle Chatten scored her first career goal and had an assist in the victory. 

“We anticipated Danielle was gonna help us. We weren’t sure how effective she was going to be due to the learning curve, but she’s done great for us,” head coach Gary Kagiavas said about the freshman. 

Chatten scored during the ninth minute of the game from 18 yards out as the ball went through the goalie’s legs. 

Mutkus scored at the 26-minute mark of the first half from the top of the box to put the Fighting Scots up 2-0.

Right before halftime, Paige Harris, of Shippensburg, collected a loose ball and scored off the left post to make the score 2-1. 

Kagiavas said the heat on the turf during the game was brutal, so he had to be careful with his substitutions. However, late in the first half he took many of his starters out, so they would be fresh for the second half, which may have led to some chances for Shippensburg. 

Up to that point, Kagiavas said he did not think the Raiders had threatened to score at all.

In the 57th minute, Mutkus scored again off of a long pass from Chatten to put the Scots up by two. 

Edinboro held the Raiders scoreless in the second half and finished with an 8-2 lead in shots on goal for the game. 

“There wasn’t much they could do to change the game because they didn’t have the ball that much,” Kagiavas said about Shippensburg. “We controlled the pace of the game against them.”

Goaltender Sarah Baskey improved to 3-0-0 on the season. 

Michael McLaughlin is a sports editor for The Spectator. He can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

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