EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – Shawnee State scored three goals in the opening frame, and outlasted a comeback from Saint Mary of the Woods to earn in 3-2 win in the consolation game of the Crimson Wave Soccer Invitational on Sunday morning.
Shawnee State controlled the tempo from the outset, taking just seven and a half minutes to register the first score of the match. It was Jenny Campbell who connected first, beating the keeper for her second goal of the tournament.
Less than three minutes later, Schuyler Jones found the back of the net, after an assist from Campbell. The goal marked Campbell’s sixth point of the season and Jones’ first goal.
In the 22nd minute, Tasha Wilson notched her first goal of the season, giving the Bears complete control with a 3-0 advantage. SSU headed into the locker room with seven shots (five on frame) compared to just a pair from the Pomeroys.
SMWC came out firing in the second half, scoring in the 52nd minute on a goal from Amanda Leobker to make it 3-1. Loebker added another score in the 85th minute, but the Pomeroys would not attempt another shot for the rest of the contest.
In fact, the only two shots the SMWC attempted in the second half both found the back of the net. The Bears, meanwhile, took just one shot in the second half.
Rachel Sexton held off long enough in goal for the Bears to earn the second win of her career. She recorded a pair of saves, both in the first half.
SSU returns to action Friday on the road versus Asbury University. Kick-off for the non-conference matchup is set for 5:30 p.m.