Women's Soccer Falls at Top-Ranked Messiah

Women's Soccer Falls at Top-Ranked Messiah

GRANTHAM, Pa. - The Stevenson women's soccer team dropped just its second game in the month of October as top-ranked Messiah clinched the top seed in the upcoming MAC Commonwealth playoffs with a 5-0 victory Tuesday evening at Shoemaker Field.

  • After Messiah (16-1-1, 7-0-1 MAC Commonwealth) controlled the ball in the early going, it was senior Brianna Christie who recorded the first shot, a deep floater that was easily save by Lydia Ewing.
  • Down the other end, Maddie Kohl fired a shot off the crossbar that bounced back into play.
  • Freshman Cassidy Butler got a shot on net towards the near right post but it was right into the body of Ewing.
  • The Falcons got on the board first after Shelby Burger played a through ball to Ellie Lengacher and beat her defender and junior Keegan Caffrey inside the right side of the net.
  • Messiah added three goals in a 2:10 span as Lengacher added her second before Brooke Firestone netted two.
  • In the 26th minute, Caffrey came up with a pair of saves against Firestone.

  • The Falcons added a fifth goal in the 55th minute on a second chance after a ball was crossed on off a short corner kick.
  • Less than a minute later, Caffrey made a save in close on the right post before the rebound attempt hit off the post and back into the field of play.
  • Sophomore Jessica Kern had a shot for the Mustangs (8-8-1, 5-2-0 MAC Commonwealth) in the 57th minute but it missed wide left.

  • Messiah outshot Stevenson, 32-3, and held a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
  • Caffrey finished with five saves before sophomore Samantha Baysic played the final 30 minutes and made a pair of save.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, November 2 when the Mustangs conclude the regular season with a MAC Commonwealth contest at Arcadia beginning at 5:30 p.m.