Women’s Soccer Shuts Out UNC Asheville 4-0
Samantha Hodge has a goal and an assist in the match
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s soccer (3-1-1) shut out UNC Asheville(0-5-0) 4-0 Friday at the Catamount Athletic complex.
It was the Catamounts first shutout win of the season and its second straight win at home. Western Carolina had a nice mixture of youth and experience in the four scored goals, with two goals being punched in by redshirt juniors and the other two by freshmen.
Redshirt junior Samantha Hodge got the scoring started for Western Carolina just 15 minutes into the match. She took a beautiful assist from freshman Christine Cockrell from about 10 yards out and sailed it past the goalie on the right side and into the net.
Hodge’s goal was her first of the season. She was also involved in a score in the second half when she picked up her second assist on the year, getting the ball to fellow redshirt junior Kayla Beauduy who pushed the ball past the Bulldog goalie inside the box, at the 47:13 mark in the second half. It was Beauduy’s third goal, which leads the team.
Freshman Caitlyn Bradham had a solid unassisted goal at the 30:06 mark, in the first half. She maneuvered the ball around a UNCA defender inside the box and kicked it past the goalie Heather Muller.
Western Carolina’s final goal was from freshman Savannah Ward at the 73:36 mark, in the second period. Senior Emily Lynn sailed a solid shot to Ward, from about 15 yards out, and she kicked it straight on into the goal.
Western Carolina had 12 shots in the game. Catamount starting goalie Katie Jacobs had two saves in the match playing 57:46 minutes. Freshmen goalies Jennifer Lauer and Lauren Martin also saw action in goal during the match. The Catamounts allowed UNCA six shots.
Western Carolina returns to action at 2 p.m. Sunday hosting Winthrop.