Women's Soccer Suffers Season Opening Setback
WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Washington & Jefferson women’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 setback to visiting Wooster in the season opener Sunday night at Alexandre Stadium.
The Fighting Scots (2-0) used a solid offensive opening half to jump ahead 2-0 after 45 minutes. Wooster got on the board first at the 23:17 mark when Kathleen Kalafatis dribbled a slow roller past starting W&J keeper Morgan Kinyon (Stockton, Calif./William Jessup).
Wooster’s Katherine Tuttle followed that up with a score of her own five minutes later, sailing a shot over Kinyon’s head and into the back of the net. The Fighting Scots outshot the Presidents 7-1 in the opening half.
Regrouping at the half, W&J came out and wasted little time mounting a comeback. Two minutes into the second half, sophomore Molly Peddicord (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) knocked in a pass from senior Bianca Rajan (Haiku, Hawaii/King Kekaulike) in front of the net to cut the deficit in half. Senior Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) also assisted on Peddicord’s first career goal.
Perhaps the best chance for W&J to net the equalizer came with just over one minute to play. Senior Ariel Shasko (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) was granted a free kick from 15 yards out but her shot sailed just high above the crossbar, sealing the Wooster 2-1 victory.
Kinyon played all 90 minutes in goal for the Presidents and made four saves in her W&J debut.
W&J hits the road for a game at Frostburg State this Tuesday Sept. 3 beginning at 7:00 pm.