Saturday, August 31, 2013DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Westminster College women's soccer team won, 3-1, in its season opener against Marietta at the Purple and Gold Classic hosted by Defiance College on Saturday.
Westminster scored first at the 9:54 mark when sophomore Krista Edwards (Summerville, PA / Springdale) kicked a well-executed cross inside the 18-yard line to sophomore Raechel Pusateri (Volant, PA / Wilmington) for the score. This marked Pusteri's first career goal. Edwards scored a goal of her own when senior Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) found her with 20:36 on the clock. Marietta quickly responded with their lone goal, 40 seconds later. Sophomore Kerri Inzinga (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) added insurance for Westminster with her first collegiate goal at the 51:47 mark after she headed a corner kick from senior Jordan Steele (Falconer, NY / Falconer Central).
Titan sophomore goalie Maddy Frech (Leechburg, PA / Kiski Area) earned the complete-game win after gathering a career-high nine saves.
Westminster will play Defiance on Sunday in its last game of the two-day tournament. The starting time is slated for 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 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.