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Women's Soccer: Titans Drop, 2-1, at Franciscan

Monday, September 16, 2013

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Westminster College women's soccer team lost, 2-1, at Franciscan (Ohio) on Monday night. The Titans dropped to 3-3 overall, while the Lady Barons improved to 5-2.

Franciscan scored its first goal when Hannah Cooke found Jordan Byrley for the score with 3:11 on the clock to give the Lady Barons an early 1-0 lead.

After a 1-0 halftime lead, Franciscan added insurance with off a penalty kick in the 76th minute.

The Titans responded one minute later when senior Jordan Steele (Falconer, NY / Falconer Central) found sophomore Krista Edwards (Summerville, PA / Springdale) for the goal. This was Edwards's second goal of the year, tying first on the team.

For the game, Franciscan out-shot Westminster, 13-10, however the Titans had a 7-5 shot-advantage in the second half.

Titan sophomore goalie Maddy Frech (Leechburg, PA / Kiski Area) got the loss in a complete game effort, while earning four saves.

Westminster looks to get back in the win column when it hosts LaRoche on Wednesday 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 Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 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 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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