|Mount Vernon Nazarene (5-2-0)||3||0||3|
|Cincinnati Christian (Ohi (4-3-1)||0||0||0|
|1||31:05||Chloe Garris (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|1||34:23||Maddie Gains (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|1||43:54||Chloe Garris (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Indv. Leaders||Cincinnati Christian (Ohi|
|#18 Chloe Garris - 2||Goals||None|
|2 Players (#18,#22) - 1||Assists||None|
|#12 Rachel Graver - 7||Shots||#23 Maren Hance - 3|
|#32 Madi Moore - 5||Saves||#1 Kendra Steepe - 22|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene||Team Statistics||Cincinnati Christian (Ohi|
|47 (25)||Shots (on goal)||9 (6)|
CINCINNATI, Ohio – First half substitutes Chloe Garris and Maddie Gains found the back of the net in the opening half for the Mount Vernon Nazarene women's soccer team, and the Cougars cruised to a 3-0 result over Cincinnati Christian.
The game was played at Xavier University on the XU Soccer Complex, and it turned out be a relatively one sided affair.
Mount Vernon Nazarene outshot Cincinnati Christian 47-9, peppering the Eagles' goal with 25 shots on frame.
Despite early pressure, MVNU didn't breakthrough until early in the 32nd minute, as Garris took a pass from freshman Alexa Skal and finished for her first career collegiate score.
The floodgates then opened, and Gains would score her first goal of 2017 at the 34:23 mark off an assist from Garris.
Garris would then make it 3-0 with one more score, making a play with just one minute and six seconds remaining on the clock in the first half.
The two teams played scoreless in the second half, but the play was once again dictated by the Cougars with 21 shots to just four for the Eagles.
After making five saves in net, senior goalkeeper Madi Moore was relieved at the 85:10 mark by Hannah Michael, who made one save to preserve the shutout. It was MVNU's fifth shutout in seven games in what has been an impressive start to 2017 for the Cougar defense.
"It was good to get a shutout result tonight while still getting a lot of our players into the match," said Head Coach Daniel Seiffert. "We had a short turnaround from Saturday and now we have some time to get back to the training ground. We look forward to getting back to work tomorrow and focus on our daily process for getting better."
MVNU (5-2-0) will next play on its home field Saturday, Sept. 23 against Campbellsville University. That match will begin at 2 p.m.