Six Goals Lead Presidents to First Win of the Fall
WASHINGTON, Pa. – A six-goal outburst led the Washington & Jefferson College women’s soccer team to its first win of the season Friday night at Alexandre Stadium after routing Pitt-Greensburg 6-1.
The Presidents (1-4) dominated the match in every facet of the game, scoring five of their six goals in the first half. Senior Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) opened the scoring nearly 11 minutes into the contest, firing a shot that rolled through UPG keeper Amanda Hydock’s hands.
Tweleve minutes after the opening goal, senior Ariel Shasko (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) headed in a corner taken by Shipley to put W&J up by two. The Presidents wasted little time extending their lead, getting another goal off the foot of Shipley just two minutes later.
Pitt-Greensburg managed to get on the scoreboard shortly thereafter as Brittany Jackson hooked in a shot from the right side that hopped past W&J starting goalkeeper Sarah Youngblood (Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier Valley).
W&J continued to pad its lead, registering its fourth goal of the game on a long distance shot launched over Hydock’s reach by Hayley Skovira (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland), her first goal with the Presidents. Sophomore Molly Peddicord (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) recorded the final goal of the first half as she split the defense and placed a shot into the back of the net.
Not quite as much offense was displayed in the second half, but the Presidents had enough left in the tank for one more score. At the 50:50 mark, senior Sarah Zeh (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) went far post for her first goal of the season.
Shots for the game were one-sided as W&J racked up 28 total to UPG’s four. Youngblood recorded two saves in her first start of the fall. The Bobcats’ Hydock did what she could to keep her team in the game, making 14 stops on the night.
Junior Jess Skovira (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) dished out three assists in the contest.
Washington & Jefferson concludes its four-game homestand this Sunday with a 2:00 pm match against visiting Penn State-Altoona.