Rio women’s soccer heads to Brescia
by Randy Payton Special to OVP
RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team makes the long trek to Owensboro, Kentucky, on Wednesday when they take on the Bearcats of Brescia University.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
A victory would put the RedStorm’s season total of wins at seven, which would be the most in the young program’s history.
Last time out, Rio Grande (6-5 overall, 3-2 Mid-South Conference) was shutout on the road by Campbellsville by a count of 6-0.
The Tigers outshot the RedStorm 24-7, including a 19-5 shots on goal advantage.
Leading the RedStorm statistically is the combination of freshman defender Carrie Mathes (Springboro, OH) and sophomore forward Kasey Crow (Chillicothe, OH).
Mathes leads the team in points (14) and shares the team lead in goals (6) with Crow.
Freshman midfielder Melissa Dickerson (Little Hocking, OH) has paced the RedStorm passing attack this season with four assists.
Junior goalkeeper Allison Keeney has played all 990 possible minutes this season between the posts and has allowed 38 goals in 11 games while turning away 70 shots for a save percentage of .648. She has four shutouts to her credit.
Brescia (2-10 overall, 1-2 KIAC) dropped their latest match on Monday night to Shawnee State by a count of 7-2.
The Bearcats are led by sophomore forward Kimberly Hyde, who has 13 points on the season by way of six goals and an assist.
Sophomore forward Laura Estridge has recorded three assists during the 2013 campaign to lead the team.
Between the posts, freshman netter Cobie Harrison has allowed 31 goals in 11 games and turned away 65 shots for a save perecentage of .677.
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