WOOSTER, Ohio – A first-half strike from junior Erica White made the difference for The College of Wooster women's soccer team as the Fighting Scots prevailed 1-0 over Heidelberg University on Tuesday afternoon at Carl Dale Memorial Field.
|Reigning NCAC Player-of-the-Week, Maddy Ireton, finished with eight saves on the day.|
Statistically, Heidelberg led the Scots in shots, 12-9, and shots on goal, 8-4.
In addition to a stout defensive effort by Wooster (3-0-2), junior goalkeeper and reigning North Coast Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week Maddy Ireton made the difference, totaling eight saves, including multiple in the latter stages of the second half.
With the win, Wooster remains unbeaten through the opening five games for the first time since 2009.
As for the scoring play, junior Devin Frisby provided the assist, slotting through a rolling ball to White, who did well to finish in traffic from inside the 18-yard-box. The tally marks White's second of the year and first game-winner.
Concerning Ireton's play, the junior out of Dublin, Ohio did well to maintain her cool down the stretch, notching key saves in the 79th minute and a last-chance effort in the 88th minute. Most acrobatic was Ireton's stop in the 57th, as she fully extended towards the upper-left corner for a diving catch save.
The Student Princes (3-2) were led by Erica Campbell's three shots, all of which came on target.
The victory marks the second shutout of the season for the Scots, who get set to face Adrian College on the road on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.