Strong First Half Propels Women's Soccer to Homecoming Success Over CU

Strong First Half Propels Women's Soccer to Homecoming Success Over CU

ADRIAN, Mich. – A strong first half helped the Siena Heights women's soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference foe Cornerstone, on Saturday during Homecoming week.

The Saints struck early as Samantha Bartelotti beat the CU goalkeeper to set up Taylor Mulder for the first goal on the day 7:33 into the match. Emily Burkman flew a 50-yard pass into Bartelotti who chest trapped it, giving Julia Stancato the perfect ball for the far post finish. Kathryn Gordon scored the final first half goal for SHU, heading in a cross from an Ashley Strong free kick.

In the second half, Danielle Eastman slotted a Mulder pass under the CU keeper to give the Saints their final goal on the day.

Taylor Mulder led Siena Heights with four shots, three on goal, while three other Saints took two shots a piece. Burkman managed three shots, all on frame, for SHU. Phoebe LaCroix and Raelee VandenBerg each took two shots for CU.

SHU goalkeeper Taylor Hill stopped three shots to earn the win. Mikayla Johnson made 10 saves for Cornerstone (6-5-2, 2-3-1 WHAC).  

The Saints (7-5-2, 4-1-2 WHAC) outshot the Golden Eagles, 19-7, while holding a 2-1 corner kick advantage.

Siena Heights will return to action on Wednesday as they host Indiana Tech in their final regular season home contest of the season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.