Tigers cruise past Holy Cross
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A slight detour caused the No. 9 Olivet Nazarene University women’s soccer team to arrive a few minutes after the scheduled start time for its Wednesday, Oct. 10 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) match-up at Holy Cross College. The setback did not affect the Tigers in the least as they posted an impressive 8-0 victory.
In true Tiger (10-2, 6-0) fashion, seven different players scored and four different players offered up assists. The tough Olivet defense allowed just five shots in the game, with senior Wendy Espejel (Ontario, Cal.) and freshman Amanda Siciak (Bloomingdale, Ill.) combining for three saves.
Senior Emma Reutter (Mason, Mich.) got things started offensively for the Tigers scoring just 3:25 into the game off of a pass by freshman Elisabeth Wahl (Homer Glen, Ill.). Two minutes later, senior Meghan Pipal (Wheaton, Ill.) netted a pass from senior Katie Dirkse (Downers Grove, Ill.).
At the 14:38 mark, freshman Elizabeth Hetrick (Plainfield, Ind.) scored an unassisted goal. Pipal and Dirkse teamed up again four minutes later for their second goal and assist, respectively. Dirkse added her third assist of the game on a pass to Wahl who added a goal to her earlier assist. Sophomore Jessica Higer (Kuna, Idaho) recorded the final goal, unassisted, of the half at the 33:32 minute mark.
Sophomore Jordan Fry (Martinsville, Ind.) provided a goal and an assist in the second half. First, she scored at the 66:52 mark off of a freshman Sarah Lentini pass, then dished off a pass to junior Jessica Bachelor (Metamora, Ill.) to finish things off for the Tigers.
Olivet’s offense outshot the Holy Cross 40 to five, taking 21 shots in the first half and 19 in the second. The Tiger defense has yet to allow a goal in CCAC play, allowing just 24 shots.
Olivet will put its undefeated conference record on the line at home on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. against Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.).