Ripple Makes Nine Saves
COLLEGEVILLE, PA -- Host Ursinus College netted four second half goals and went on to post a 4-0 Centennial Conference women's soccer victory over visiting Washington College this afternoon at Wilkes Field. The Bears improved to 7-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in conference play with the win, while the Shorewomen fell to 5-6-1 and 0-4.
After a scoreless first half, Ursinus struck 54 seconds when Monica Oliveto headed in a feed from Jess Porcelan into the upper right corner. Oliveto tallied an assist on the second goal when her free kick found the head of Megan Ascanio and Ascanio headed into the net to make it 2-0 with 36:04 to go in the match. Ascanio made it 3-0 when she took a pass from Brittany Williams who stole a clearing attempt. Ascanio made it 4-0 when she scored directly off of a corner kick at the 71:17 mark for her third goal of the match.
Ursinus held a 30-3 advantage in shots and an 17-0 advantage in corner kicks in the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) made nine saves in the loss for Washington, while Justine Harvey stopped one shot for Ursinus. The Shorewomen had a team save when sophomore forward Jennifer Kiarsis (Rye, NY/Canterbury School (CT) stopped a shot in the first half.
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff at Centennial Conference opponent Gettysburg.