SOUTHFIELD, Mich.-- The Lawrence Technological University women's soccer team hosted the Pioneers from Point Park University (Pa.). on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils got out to an early lead, and never looked back. It was another outstanding performance from the LTU women's soccer team as they won by a score of 4-0.
Getting the scoring started for the Blue Devils (2-1-0) was Katelyn Mather in the 2nd minute. Mather got the Blue Devils on the board after receiving a nice pass from Alayne Nyboer. The Blue Devils lead grew to 2-0 after Laura Silverman struck a ball from 35 yards out that found the back of the net, in the 37th minute. The Pioneers (0-3-0) were held scoreless: this allowed the Blue Devils to take a 2-0 lead into the break.
The rain dissipated as the second half kicked off, and the second half saw much of the same action as the first. The Blue Devils added an early goal to start the half when freshman DiOnna Hill scored on a ball assisted by Mather. With a 3-0 lead, the Blue Devils did not let up. In the 62nd minute, Mather scored her second goal of the game and fourth for the season after Dahlia Jerovsek provided her with a pass that set up the scoring opportunity. The remainder of the game did not see anymore scoring, and the game ended with a Blue Devil victory and a score of 4-0.
The Blue Devils' offense was lead by Mather; she accounted for two goals and one assist during the afternoon contest. It was a total team effort to keep the shutout on the board as the offense had possession of the ball for most of the game, and the defense did not allow many scoring chances for the Pioneers.
Head Coach Andy Richards was very pleased with what he saw out of his team today. When asked about the positives he responded with, "...we liked a lot of things. After the big win on Friday, I was worried we might come out flat, especially with the weather being dull and damp...but we talked about that. They were up for the game right away. We scored in the first three minutes of the first half, and then we scored in the first few minutes of the second half as well." These strong starts are very beneficial for the Blue Devils but after getting these early leads, Richards wants to see his team, "...command the game a bit more, and take the ball at them."
Overall, it was a great day for the Blue Devils as their record improves to 2-1 on the season. They will be in action again on Saturday, September 7th. Coming to Blue Devil Stadium will be the Cougars of Indiana Kokomo, who are currently 0-2-0 on the season. Kickoff is set to begin at 6:00pm EST.