Warriors Sink Mariners

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 20th, 2016

 

Haley Parzonko(Photo by Kaci Mexico)

Haley Parzonko
(Photo by Kaci Mexico)

Westmont Women’s Soccer, the seventh ranked team in the NAIA, opened the 2016 season with a 3-0 win over Marymount (0-1) on Saturday. The Warriors tallied 16 shots and 14 corner kicks in the game.

“It is good for us to walk away from our first countable game with a win and a shutout,” said Westmont head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “It was an encouraging game that gave us some good things to work on moving forward.”

The first goal came in the 37th minute after a corner kick by Grace Lemley resulted in the ball at the top of the box. Destinee Adams won the ball and deposited it in the net.

A foul in the waning seconds of the first half resulted in a free kick for Haylee Lopes from the top of the 18. While Marymount was still setting up their wall, Lopes took aim and deposited the ball in the side netting, giving Westmont a 2-0 halftime lead.

Westmont’s final goal came in the 72nd minute after Haley Parzonko won a ball near midfield. Parzonko forward the ball to freshman midfielder Avalon Albright who beat her defender and shot from six yards out to record her first collegiate goal.

The Warriors will take their 1-0 season record to Kansas next weekend to match up with a pair of opponents from the Sunflower State. Next Saturday, the Warriors will take on #4 Benedictine and then face off with #13 Baker on Sunday.

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