By Trevor Arnold
The KU women’s soccer team earned their ninth victory of the season in their game against Clarion at Keystone Field on Saturday, Oct. 8, with a score of 3-0.
Each of KU’s three goals came from freshmen, marking some of their first career scores with the Golden Bears.
Ashley Engler earned KU’s first score of the game 1:25 into the contest. Alaina Curry made a run through Clarion’s defense to the right end line, crossing the ball to the center of the box and allowing Engler to make her first career goal.
The Golden Bears dominated Clarion’s defense throughout the game, at one point making three shot attempts on goal within 29 seconds between the 27th and 28th minute.
KU held onto their lead until late in the 64th minute after finally making another successful shot on goal.
Maddie Mohr broke through Clarion’s defense, passing the ball to Cara Griffith, who took one dribble before making a shot into the lower left corner, earning her second goal of the season.
Late in the 75th minute of the contest, Griffith set up an impressive assist, dodging multiple Clarion defenders on the right side before sending a cross to the center and allowing Kaylee Kupiec to shoot beyond Clarion’s goalkeeper, widening the lead to the final score of 3-0.
The Golden Bears made a total of 22 shots on net, compared to Clarion’s two.
Freshman goalkeeper Jenna Bracken earned her second shutout of the season, making one save in the 81st minute of the contest.
KU went on to win their tenth game of the season against Bloomsburg on Oct. 11.