Women's Soccer News & Highlights
September 10, 2013
Eagles Shut Out Cavs For First Win
Simpson earned her first career shutout as the Eagles edged their neighboring rival the Cabrini Cavaliers 1-0. Eagles' head coach said that Simpson played outstanding. "She made some great box management choices and had to come up with some big saves to keep the match at 0-0," he said.
In the 59th minute, Eastern's Victoria Graham punched in her third goal of the season to put the Eagles ahead. All three of her scores this season have been assisted by freshman forward Emily Cole.
Cole lobbed a ball behind Cabrini's back line. Graham met the ball in stride and fired home what would become the game-winner from eight yards out The goal was only one of three shots the Eagles put on goal. The Cavs had 10 shots on goal and 20 shots overall. The Cavs also showed some of their depth, playing 11 bench players in the game, and even subbing in seven fresh players at once with 16 minutes to go. The Eagles however were able hold them off and hang on to the 1-0 win.
Coach Mouw was glad to the first win of the season. "It is nice to get a first win under our belts," he said. "This is the youngest team we have had here in a long time, and we felt like we got some forward progress from several of our young players."
The Eagles are a young squad with just one upperclassman in today's starting lineup.
Eastern and Cabrini, two colleges separated by a strip of Eagle Road, were long time Pennsylvania Athletic Conference rivals. Since Eastern started playing in the Freedom Conference in 2007, Eastern Women's Soccer has been victorious in these Battles of Eagle Road each year. Eastern Women's Soccer is 14-9-2 overall against Cabrini since joining the NCAA in 1992.
The Eagles play at home on Saturday. They host Elizabethtown at 1 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2013