Tuesday, September 4, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster women's soccer team suffered its first loss of the 2012 season on Tuesday night with a 1-0 decision to the visiting Fredonia State. The Titans dropped to 1-1 on the year, while the Blue Devils improved to 2-0.
Both teams battled for scoring opportunities in the first half, while Fredonia had a 7-3 shot advantage. Westminster junior Amanda Turi (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) and freshman Rebecca Bradnam (Irwin, PA / Hempfield) each had a shot on goal, however neither team could find the back of the net.
After intermission, Fredonia broke the tie with a goal at the 52:53 mark. Katie Kleine made a move past Westminster's goalie for her first score of the year. Alicia Jones setup Kleine with a lead pass from midfield.
The Blue Devils outshot the Titans 13-3, 6-0 in the second half.
Westminster senior goalie Jenn Cantella (Freedom, Pa./Freedom) had a game-high six saves in her first loss of the year.
The Titans will host Pitt-Johnstown on Thursday 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.