By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Coming off of a win over a nationally-ranked opponent in Ada, the Capital University women's soccer team continued its strong play with a 2-0 win over Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. on Wednesday night.
- Capital dominated possession in the first half, as seen by its two goals and lopsided shot chart.
- The Crusaders took advantage of a key turnover at midfield when junior Bridget Mallin (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) fed the ball ahead from 40 yards out. Senior Jordan Fike had slipped past the defense and created a one-on-one opportunity with the Transylvania keeper and struck a grounder to the far post that scooted in for the opening goal in the 12th minute. The goal was Fike's second of the season.
- Just before the end of the half, the Crusaders struck again when senior Carlee Murry (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) took advantage of a foul that gave the Purple and White a free kick opportunity. The ball was blasted forward from one corner to the attacking zone. Transy goalkeeper Morgan Patton came out to play the ball but her kick was blocked down by Murry and landed on her foot, prime for a strike. Murry then launched with the left foot to the far post to double up the score with 2:52 remaining before the half.
- Capital continued with its offensive assault but did not have any goals to show for it.
- The Crusaders started junior Kelly Bachmann in net, though she would split time with freshman Lauren White. Bachmann would land the win, her second of the season.
- Kelly Bachmann earned the start but was not challenged with a shot on goal to save. Despite this, she still earned the win after exiting with a 2-0 lead.
- Lauren White made two saves in the second 45 minute session.
- The Crusaders dominated possession, as seen by both team's shot totals. Cap held the advantage with 24 shots to Transy's five. Fifteen of those CU shots landed on frame.
- Jordan Fike's goal was her second of the season, while Carlee Murry notched her first. Fike now has 17 career goals while Murry now has 19.
- Mallin's assist marked her first assist and point of the season and fifth helper of her career.
COMING UP NEXT
Capital (3-1-0) will now continue its stint away from home in another nonconference matchup, this time against Ohio Wesleyan University. The Crusaders and Battling Bishops will square off on Saturday, September 14 at Selby Field. Game time is set for 1 p.m.