Lady Cougar Soccer
Lady Cougars Fall 3-0 at Wright State in Opener
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
DAYTON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene
University women's soccer team dropped a 3-0
non-conference decision at NCAA Division I
Wright State University in the Lady Cougars'
2012 season opener on Monday night at Alumni
The host Lady Raiders (2-0)
broke a scoreless tie in the 23rd minute
when Emilie Fillion scored her second goal
in as many matches as she followed up a
rebound shot. Kalee Thompson was credited
with an assist on the play as Wright State
took the early 1-0 lead.
before the half, Emily Reddington took a
pass from Michelle Rick and scored to give
the Lady Raiders a 2-0 lead in the 43rd
The score remained that way
until the 64th minute when Fillion set up
Ini Umotong for a goal to close out the
scoring in what would be a 3-0 victory for
MVNU (0-1) managed just
two shots in the game - one in each half -
with neither of them being on goal.
Meanwhile, the Lady Raiders managed 28 total
shots with 12 of them being on goal.
Sophomore goalkeeper Lexus Andolino
registered nine saves for the Lady Cougars,
while Brooke McCurdy, Kelsey Deal, and Alex
Hoferkamp combined to post the shutout in
goal for Wright State.
State) is a fine Division I program," said
MVNU coach Daniel Seiffert. "Last year, they
made it to their conference championship
finals, and they have been successful over a
long time. We knew we had our work cut out
for us, especially this early in the season.
Playing teams of this caliber in our
non-conference schedule is intentional and
provides an excellent experience for our
"Our girls gave a
tremendous effort tonight," Seiffert
continued. "Part of our game plan was to
limit quality shots by Wright State, and
overall our girls did a good job in that
area. I am so proud of how hard they worked.
We will learn from this experience and it
will certainly make us a better team. We
will get back to work tomorrow as we look
forward to our next match."
return to action a week from Tuesday when
the Lady Cougars will travel across town to
Kenyon College for a scrimmage that will be
one final tuneup before jumping right into
the rest of the season. That scrimmage is
set for 2 p.m.