Saturday, September 8, 2012
MARIETTA, Ohio - The Westminster College women's team scored two goals with under seven minutes to go in regulation to top Marietta College 3-2 in day one of the Marietta Tournament. The Titans improved to 2-2 on the year, while the Pioneers dropped to 0-4. Westminster, down 2-1 in the final minutes of the game, tied it 2-2 with a goal from junior Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) who received a cross from freshman Krista Edwards (Summerville, PA / Springdale) with 82:42 on the clock. With a minute remaining, the Titans took the lead off a Pioneers own goal.
In the first half, freshman Rachel Simko (New Castle, PA / Laurel) scored the first goal of the game and of her career at the 34:42 mark to give the Titans a 1-0 lead. Edwards connected Simko with a cross, her team-leading second assist this year.
Marietta scored two goals under two minutes in the second half. The first score (69:59) came off a Westminster own goal followed by a goal (70:32) off the foot of Emily Jones.
Westminster senior goalie Jenn Cantella (Freedom, PA/Freedom) earned three saves in 90 minutes of work. Turi led the Titan offense with a game-high five shots to go along with two shots on goal.
The Titans will compete in the final day of the tournament tomorrow as they face Defiance at 1 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.