Rio women’s soccer opens MSC schedule

Randy Payton Special to OVP

September 18, 2013

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — After what could be described as a roller coaster-type of week, the University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team will open up Mid-South Conference play when the Tigers of Georgetown College invade Evan. E. Davis Field on Wednesday evening.

Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

After a record-breaking 16-0 rout of Kentucky Christian University last Wednesday, the RedStorm found themselves on the other end of the spectrum on Saturday as they suffered a crushing 12-0 loss to the University of Northwestern Ohio.

The loss was the second-worst defeat in program history, trumped only by a 13-0 setback at the hands of Tiffin University in 2006.

Statistically, the RedStorm (3-3) is led in points on the season by the freshman duo of Laurel Amstutz (Yellow Springs, OH) and Carrie Mathes (Springboro, OH) with 10 and nine points, respectively. Amstutz leads the team in goals with five.

Fellow freshman Melissa Dickerson (Little Hocking, OH) has the team lead in assists with three.

Junior goalkeeper Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH) has truly been tested this season by facing 61 shots on goal. From that onslaught of shots, Keeney has amassed 36 saves and allowed 25 goals for a save percentage of .590. She does have two shutouts thus far this season.

Georgetown (1-1-1) is coming off its first victory of the season, a 3-0 win over MSC foe Bluefield College on Saturday.

Leading the Tigers on the season is junior defender Sam Amend with three points by way of one goal and one assist (the only assist recorded for the Tigers thus far). Three other players have recorded a goal on the season.

Freshman goalkeeper Danielle Lang has played the entirety of three matches on the season and has only allowed two goals while stopping 20 shots for an impressive save percentage of .909. She has also pitched one shutout.

Live video of Wednesday’s match will be available at beginning at 4:50 p.m.