Spartans Shutout Cornell

Oct 9, 2013 | J.Crane


MOUNT VERNON, IOWA - The University of Dubuque Women's Soccer team picked up their third shutout of the year with a 2-0 win against Cornell College. The Spartans victory was their seventh straight over Cornell with a combined score of 28-5 during the winning streak. UD took the lead early in the first half on a goal by Katie Lynn (Fox River Grove, Ill./Barrington). Dubuque improved to 9-3 on the season. 

The Spartans wasted little time getting on the scoreboard with a goal by Lynn in the 10th minute of action. The Lynn goal was set up by a long entry pass into the box from Melissa Sawyer (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) to Alexandra Watkins (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North). Watkins took a quick touch before finding Lynn in the box to put UD ahead 1-0. 

UD controlled the first half with a 13-4 lead in shots and 5-0 advantage in corner kicks. The Spartans also out shot Cornell 5-1 in shots on goal on their way to a 1-0 lead at halftime. 

The teams would go back-and-forth for most of the second half before Watkins scored her 10th goal of the year in the 84th minute. Sawyer picked up her second assist of the game on the Watkins goal. Watkins goal was the 40th of her career.

Tiffany Duncan (Hartford, Wis./Hartford Union) earned the shutout victory with four saves. 

Watkins led UD with nine shots and five shots on goal. Lynn had five shots. UD out shot Cornell 21-8 for the game.

UP NEXT: The Spartans will hit the road on Saturday, October 12th when they play Coe College (3-8-1, 0-3-0) at 1:00 pm. A win by UD would be the 50th regular season Iowa Conference win for the Women's Soccer program. 
LIVE Video/Stats available at: UD Women's Soccer Video/Stats