Balanced Attack Helps W&J Cruise Past Chatham
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Six Presidents tallied goals as the Washington & Jefferson College women’s soccer team defeated Chatham 7-0 on Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh.
With the victory, W&J (10-3, 4-0) extended its winning streak to eight games, tying a school record set last season.
W&J’s scoring attack got started early as it netted three goals before the game was five minutes old. Freshman Jess Skovira (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) got the scoring started just under three minutes into the game. Sophomore Ariel Shasko (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) tallied her first goal of the season 1:23 later and sophomore Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) found the back of the net just 44 seconds after Shasko for her first of two goals.
The Presidents took a 5-0 halftime lead with goals from juniors Chrissy Marcius (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) and Dawn Murphy (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny). Marcius also recorded two assists during the game to set a new W&J single-season record with 13. Marcius now leads NCAA Division III in assists and assists per game.
Shipley and freshman Tatum Marucci (Youngstown, Ohio/Poland Seminary) added second-half goals to give W&J a 7-0 advantage.
Sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Gribowicz (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) stopped two shots to pick up her third shutout of the year. As a team, W&J now has nine shutouts this season and eight in its last nine contests.
W&J will try for a school-record ninth consecutive win on Saturday when it travels to Grove City for a 1:00 pm match with the Wolverines.