Falcons Finish C'Wealth Slate with 3-0 Win at Albright
Reading, PA – Messiah College completed their 12th-straight undefeated regular-season in the Commonwealth Conference on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Albright College. The win moved the Falcons' record to 9-0 in league play, and their overall record to 16-2-1.
Macaulay Soto put the Falcons on top 1-0 in the 23rd minute with her fifth goal of the season. The score came on just the second shot of the game for Messiah as they were on their way to scoring two goals in the first-half on just three total shots.
That second goal of the game came less than 10 minutes after Soto's, and came off the foot of Marisa Weaver. For Weaver, the score was her fourth of the season—all of which have come in the past six games.
The Falcons held the 2-0 lead into the second-half and, after collecting just the three shots before the break, started to find more looks as the game carried on. Messiah added their third and final goal in the 62nd minute as Hannah Weyland put in her first score of the season. The game-breaking goal came on one of 11 shots for the visitors in the final 45 minutes.
Albright finished with just two shots, the first of which came in the just before Soto scored in the first-half; Audra Larson collected a single save on a header by Jena Muller in the 21st minute.
The defensive effort for Messiah contributed to their fifth-straight shutout and 15th overall this season. It was also their 11th-straight game holding an opponent to four shots or less.
With the undefeated season, Messiah pushes their conference regular-season win streak to 94 games—a streak that dates back to 2001. They will now prepare for the Commonwealth Championships' Semifinal game on Thursday, Nov. 7. The Falcons will play as the No. 1 seed and host the winner of Monday's Quarterfinal game between No. 4 Arcadia and No. 5. Lebanon Valley.