Rio Grande women’s soccer set to face No. 1 Lindsey Wilson
by Randy Payton Special to OVP
RIO GRANDE, Ohio - After posting a win over Georgetown College in its Mid-South Conference opener on Wednesday night, the University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team finds itself on the road in Columbia, Kentucky, this weekend for a showdown with defending national champion and top-ranked Lindsey Wilson College.
Kickoff is set for Saturday, at 6 p.m. EDT, at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.
Rio Grande head coach Callum Morris called the 1-0 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday evening a statment win to the rest of the conference.
The RedStorm’s defense, which was led by the stellar play of junior goalkeeper Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH), certainly made a statement. Keeney stopped 11 shots on the night and brought her saves total up to a Mid-South Conference-leading 47 on the 2013 campaign. She has allowed 25 goals in seven matches and recorded a .653 save percentage.
Rio Grande (4-3 overall, 1-0 MSC) is led offensively by freshman midfielder Laurel Amstutz (Yellow Springs, OH) who leads the team in points (10) and goals (5). Sophomore forward Kasey Crow (Chillicothe, OH) and freshman defender Carrie Mathes (Springboro, OH) have each chipped in with four goals apiece.
Lindsey Wilson enters Saturday’s match coming off of a 5-1 road victory against Campbellsville on Wednesday night.
The Blue Raiders (7-1, 2-0) have had a trio of goalkeepers notch significant minutes this season, combining for three shutouts, six saves, four goals allowed, and a .773 save percentage in seven matches.
Offensively, Lindsey Wilson is led by Natasha Gensetter, who has recorded eight points off of four goals. Nine other players have contributed a goal for the Blue Raiders.
Rio Grande will seek its first win in the all-time series against Lindsey Wilson after dropping all six of the previous matches against the Blue Raiders.
Live video of the match will be available at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lwc.portal# beginning at 5:50 p.m.
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