Wheaton College (Ill.) shuts out Whitworth University, 4-0
Spokane, Wash. – The Wheaton women's soccer team remained undefeated on the 2012 season, with a 4-0 victory at Whitworth University (0-3-0) on Friday afternoon at the Whitworth Soccer Classic. Wheaton scored all four of its goals in a span of approximately 16 minutes during the first half, including three goals in span of 5:05.
Thunder forward #Leah DeMoss# started Wheaton's first-half scoring blitz with a goal on an #Anna Seabolt# assist at the 26:02 mark of the match. DeMoss increased Wheaton's lead to 2-0 when she blasted a shot from about 15 yards out into the net, off of an #Annie Wooldridge# assist at the 36:51 mark. About two-and-a-half minutes later it was freshman #Ally Witt# scoring on a rebounded shot attempt at the 39:10 mark, off of a double-assist from DeMoss and #Sydney Sharkey# to extend the guests' lead to 3-0. Wheaton's scoring barrage concluded at the 41:56 mark when Witt took an #Annie Hamilton# assist and blasted it in from in front of the net to account the 4-0 victory.
Wheaton out-shot the Pirates 28-8, including a 19-4 edge in the decisive first half. Each team took five corner kicks in the match. Wheaton registered its first shutout of the season, as sophomore goalkeeper #Kelsey Graham# made three saves. Whitworth netminder Andrea Stump made 10 saves, with four goals allowed.
Wheaton (4-0-0), ranked fourth in this week's NSCAA Division III Coaches Poll, will conclude its participation in the tournament on Saturday with a match against Puget Sound at 12 PM (PDT).