Sunday, September 2, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer team kicked-off the 2012 season with a 4-0 shutout over Division II Salem International on Saturday. The Titans did not give up a shot throughout the game and outshot the Tigers 27-0.
Junior Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) led the offensive charge with a career-high seven shots, including four on goal, and a score. Turi connected a header at the 64:02 mark after a cross from freshman Rebecca Bradnam (Irwin, PA / Hempfield). Freshman Krista Edwards (Summerville, PA / Springdale) had an impressive game in her first collegiate game as she had six shots (four on goal) and a game-high two goals (11:18, 52:41). Edwards's first goal was set up from a nice cross from junior Jordan Steele (Falconer, NY / Falconer Central). Also scoring for Westminster was freshman Gretchen Schwarz (Hudson, OH / Hudson) after she received a pass from junior Maggie Nikituk (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny).
Senior goalie Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA / Freedom) played solid between the pipes in 60:05 minutes of play and picked up the shutout win, her 11th of her career.
The Lady Titans are back on the field Tuesday as they host SUNY-Fredonia at 7:30 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.