Ripple Makes 11 Saves in Shutout Win
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Junior goalkeeper Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) made 11 saves and the Washington College women's soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals to blank visiting Hood College, 2-0, this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.
Neither team scored in the first half, though there was no shortage of offense on either end. The Shorewomen (2-1-1) recorded 10 shots in the period, while the Blazers (2-4) registered nine. Fifteen of the combined 19 shots in the first half were on goal.
Washington broke through at 72:59 when junior midfielder Gabby Devaud (Baltimore, MD/Institute of Notre Dame) sent a cross in from left of the box which was tapped by senior midfielder Katie Weida (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Country Day) over to junior forward/midfielder Kira Pancotti (Briarcliff Manor, NY/Briarcliff), who booted the ball into the right side of the net.
The Shorewomen tacked on an insurance goal at 86:20 when sophomore defender Kim McClellan (Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) sent a corner kick in to sophomore defender Gabby Antalffy (Baltimore, MD/Sparrows Point), who fired a ball that went of the crossbar and into the goal. The assist was the first of McClellan's collegiate career.
Washington finished with a 20-14 edge in shots in the game, while Hood recorded 10 of the game's 15 corner kicks.
Ripple recorded nine of her 11 saves in the first half. Junior defender Corinne Welker (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis) recorded a team save at the 61:25 mark on a shot by Hood's Megan Kowalewski. Rachellle Buhrman and Kirsten Cacciola each played a half for Hood in goal. Buhrman made six saves in the first half, while Cacciola made four in the second.
The Shorewomen return to action Saturday with their Centennial Conference opener, a 1:00 p.m. game at Johns Hopkins.