|Mount Vernon Nazarene (3-1-0)||0||1||1|
|Shawnee State (Ohio) (2-1-1)||0||0||0|
|2||53:25||Alexa Skal (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Indv. Leaders||Shawnee State (Ohio)|
|#22 Alexa Skal - 1||Goals||None|
|#7 Amberly Knox - 1||Assists||None|
|#22 Alexa Skal - 7||Shots||#12 Charity Collins - 4|
|#32 Madi Moore - 8||Saves||#1 Michaela Garner - 9|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Team Statistics||Shawnee State (Ohio)|
|21 (10)||Shots (on goal)||13 (8)|
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Coming off an impressive 3-0 victory against Point Park University on Saturday, the Cougars kept the momentum rolling on the road with a 1-0 victory at Shawnee State University for their third consecutive shutout win.
The matchup between these two teams was competitive throughout, with the two teams both scoreless at the half. However, the Cougars struck first early in the second half with what proved to be the only goal of the match for either team.
At the 53:25 mark, following an MVNU build-up of possession from the defensive third, freshman forward Alexa Skal took a cross from sophomore midfielder Amberly Knox. Skal tallied her third goal in her last two games by burying a half-volley past the Shawnee State keeper.
The MVNU defense held up to maintain the advantage through the full 90 minutes, resisting the efforts of Shawnee State to find the equalizer.
The high-level goalie play continued from MVNUs Madi Moore, who has not allowed a goal in her last 270 minutes in net. The senior goalie had another great showing, registering eight saves for the match.
The Cougars again dominated the box score in shots attempted for the match. MVNU outshot Shawnee State University by a margin of 21-13. Skal led the Cougars with seven shot attempts, followed by six shot attempts from Sophomore Amberly Knox. Senior Caylee Rosa, as well as Juniors Morgan Gibson and Rachel Graver, each contributed with two shot attempts of their own.
Head Coach Daniel Seiffert stated, "Today was another good stride in the right direction for our team. Although we may not have played our best of games, I am very pleased with how our team competed and adapted to what the competition threw at us. We had plenty of opportunities to put the game away early and were eventually able to convert on one of those chances. We will continue to work hard at getting better every day. Right now, we need to rest up and take care of our bodies as we look to compete in our fourth match in six days on Thursday."
MVNU (3-1-0) will return home on Thursday, Sept. 7, looking to extend their winning streak to four games against the University of Rio Grande at 5 p.m.