The Millersville women’s soccer team came out with one tactic in mind and that was to get off as many shots as possible. It proved to be a good strategy as they ended up winning their match against Mercyhurst by a score of 1-0.
Mercyhurst started out hot against Millersville by firing two shots on goal and earning a corner kick opportunity within the first five minutes of the match. After this hot start, Millersville started to control the possession of the ball and really adjusted to the pace of the game. However, the Marauders were not able to get a shot past Mercyhurst goalkeeper Ellie McDougall and the first half of this match ended in a 0-0 tie.
In minute 47 of the second half, defender Hannah Willet was able to beat McDougall but the shot bounced off of the post. This kept the game tied at 0-0. The Marauders were finally able to get on the board in minute 59 of action as midfielder Alexandrea Powell beat the goalkeeper to the left to score the first point of the game. Suddenly, Millersville had a 1-0 lead and they refused to look back from there. This was Powell’s first goal of the year.
The Millersville defense tightened up after this, only allowing one more Mercyhurst shot on their goal past minute 59 when Powell scored the go ahead goal.
Millersville’s Olivia Webber finished the day with five saves and she also recorded her fourth shutout of the season, good for first in the PSAC.
This win puts the Millersville women’s soccer team at a record of 5-4 while Mercyhurst falls to 3-6-1 with a 2-6-1 record in PSAC play.