GRANTHAM, Pa. - Messiah scored two goals in each half as the ninth-ranked Falcons posted a 4-0 victory over the Stevenson women's soccer team Saturday at Shoemaker Field in a rematch of the title game of the 2012 Commonwealth Conference Women's Soccer Championship.
The Mustangs (9-6-1, 2-2-1 MAC), who lost for just the second time in seven road games this season, were credited with just one second-half shot after entering the game ranked fourth in the conference in shots at just under 15 per game.
Macaulay Soto scored the game-winner for Messiah (11-2-1, 4-0 MAC) in the 22nd minute off an assist from Emily Schneider who finished the game with two assists. Ali Rogers scored her first goal of the season just 4:29 later to increase the lead to 2-0 at halftime.
Messiah outshot Stevenson 11-0 in the first half which is where freshman Annie McCoach (Cockeysville, Md./Maryvale) made all three of her saves. She played a total of 62 minutes in net before giving way to sophomore Alicia Greene (Jarrettsville, Md./North Harford) who also stopped three shots in making her fourth appearance of the season.
Corinne Wulf and Marisa Weaver each added second-half tallies for the Falcons in the 59th and 81st minute, respectively as Messiah totaled seven more shots.
With four games remaining, the Mustangs are just a half-game out of fourth place in the Commonwealth Conference. They travel to Elizabethtown on Wednesday for a 4:30 p.m., contest with the Blue Jays. The top five teams advance to the 2013 Commonwealth Conference Women's Soccer Championship.