PDT Sports Report
Women’s soccer avenged a second loss from 2012 in as many games Wednesday afternoon as it took down Cincinnati Christian 6-0. Allison Nagle recorded the first hat trick of her career in the victory to top all Bear scorers while Schuyler Jones added a pair of goals and Jessica Fair scored the first, and the ultimately the game winning goal.
For the second time in as many games, Emily Kuehn recorded a shutout – the seventh of her career - as she stopped all six of the shots that came her way. As a team, Shawnee State (2-0) peppered the Cincinnati Christian defense with 35 shots over the course of the 90 minute game. Dating back to last season, the Bears have now won five straight games on their home turf, this active streak now broke the previous record off four straight wins on their home field which was set in the 2006 season and matched from the 2010-11 seasons.
Right from the opening whistle, the Bears put six shots on target that had to be stopped in just over the first 10-plus minutes of play. The Bears would finally tally in the 13th minute when Fair was fed a pass from Katie Craft and got behind the defense for the finish to put the Bears up 1-0. The goal was Fair’s second game-winning goal of the season, giving her three for her career to date.
In the 31st minute it was Jones would beat the defense, this time off of the feed from Elizabeth Abbott and the Bears would take a 2-0 lead into the half. By the time the first 45 minutes had gone off the clock, the Bears held a 20-2 advantage in the shots column and put 16 of those attempts on goal.
In the second half, Nagle would put the game completely out of reach with three goals in 3:20 of playing time. Her first came in the 60th minute on Craft’s second assist of the game. She would then tally just over a minute later after the Bears earned a corner kick in the 62nd minute of play and she would finish her second goal of the game with a header off the corner from Tasha Wilson. A goal in the 62nd minute would then cap her first career hat trick as she put away the unassisted goal that had the Bears up by five with just under 30 minutes remaining in the game.
With less than five minutes to play in the game, Jones would add one final goal for good measure. This time, the assist came from Brooke Uhrig – the first of her career – before the Bears would just hold the possession for most of the remaining time without conceding any final scoring chances to Cincinnati Christian.
All 18 players saw playing time in the game while seven different players recorded a shot in the contest. Nagle finished the game with nine shots, just one off of her career high. However, her eight shots on goal were a career high. Jones and Fair each finished with six total shots. Jones put five on frame while Fair had four that were on target.
The Bears will be back on the road exactly one week from today as they battle West Virginia Tech on Wednesday, September 4 at 4 p.m. That game will be the first of three straight on the road before the Bears will come home for the Mid-South Conference opener in the middle of September.
Notes: Women’s soccer is now 10-4 all-time in their home openers … SSU’s last hat trick came from Jessica Fair last season against Kentucky Christian … SSU is now 3-1 all-time vs. Cincinnati Christian … Tonight was the second time the Bears have shutout Cincinnati Christian but the six goals were the most all-time vs. this opponent … Allison Nagle now has 48 career points, this moves her into sixth place on the all-time list … Nagle’s 17 career goals tie her with Lana Kaucher (2006-07) for eighth-most all-time.