Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer team evened its conference record by shutting out visiting Bethany, 2-0, Wednesday night at Harold Burry Stadium. The Titans improve to 5-9-1 overall and 3-3 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Bison fall to 7-7 overall and 3-3 in league matches.
Senior midfielder Samantha Killmeyer (Medina, Ohio/Highland) scored off a free kick in the 15th minute to put the Titans on the board. Killmeyer's team-leading third goal of the season was assisted by senior defender Tyler Dever (Salt Lake City, Utah/Highland).
The Titans went up 2-0 with 58 seconds left in the first half as sophomore forward Amanda Turi (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) scored her first goal of the season and the second of her career on a cross from the right side by Dever, who assisted on both goals.
Junior goalkeeper Jenn Cantella (Freedom, Pa./Freedom) made seven saves in 88 minutes.
Westminster outshot Bethany, 15-14.
Westminster hosts Chatham Saturday at 3 p.m.
(Note: this news release was updated on Oct. 20 to reflect a correction in the official scoring.)
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 376 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.