By Kyle Krajewski
The KU women’s soccer team defeated Edinboro on Saturday, Sept. 22, with a score of 2-0 which pushed the team up to 11th in the week four Division II Coaches Poll.
In the 11th minute of play, senior Erica Monte Carlo set a beautiful ball up to Emily Zwiercan near the net. Zwiercan took a few dribbles to place herself in front of the goal and took a strike to the back of the net. The goal was Zwiercan’s fifth on the season and Monte Carlo’s second assist.
20 minutes later, Zwiercan sent a cross into the six-yard box where the ball met the head of sophomore Rachel Rizzo, the shortest player on the team, and found its way in the goal for KU’s second point. This was Rizzo’s first career goal as a Golden Bear and gave the team a solid two-point cushion to feel confident about the game.
Edinboro put up a good fight through the end of the game. Thirteen shots in the game, eight on goal and a season-high 10 corner kicks as compared to KU’s one.
KU had a total of 19 shots on goal with 11 in just the first half. Zwiercan finished the game with six shots; three of those were on goal. Freshman Kayla Argen had four shots with all four being shots on goal.
Junior goalie Jenna Bracken recorded her fifth shutout of the season and continues on with a .951 save percentage, both stats are first in the PSAC. In this game, she recorded eight saves bringing her to 39 on the season.
With this win, the Golden Bears moved to 7-1 on the season.