Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Rams, 2-0
(from Wes Gullet Greensboro College SID)
GREENSBORO, NC – The Greensboro College women’s soccer team remained perfect on the newly constructed Pride Field by defeating the visiting Rams of Columbia International, 2-0.
After controlling the game early in the first half of play, Greensboro was able to strike for the first time in the 21st minute of play. Melanie Raton was able to find the head of Lauren Greeson from the right side of the box to put the Pride on top 1-0.
Greensboro then continued to apply pressure on the Rams to go into the intermission period up, 1-0.
Following the intermission period, Raton was able to find the back of the net herself. She beat a pair of CIU defenders on the top right corner of the 18 yard box before placing her shot into the bottom left corner of the goal frame to extend the Greensboro margin to 2-0.
The Pride back line, led by Molly O’Keeffe, was able to keep the Rams off the board to preserve their second straight shutout.
“Today was one of those games where we will take the win as we did not play our best,” stated Head Coach Gus Mota following the game. “Even though we won, we were not able to execute our game plan like we wanted. Columbia International did great job of preventing us from playing our game.”
Greensboro outshot the Rams by a 21-4 mark. Megan Cole led the way with five shots on the day. Lauren Greeson and Melanie Raton each recorded four shots while Samara Alba contributed three.
Brittany Morrison picked up the win in goal after stopping three shots.
The Pride (7-3) will be back in action on Saturday morning. The Pride will travel to take on the Panthers of LaGrange College on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM before squaring off with Huntingdon College on Sunday. For the latest on the Pride women’s soccer team, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.