|Taylor (Ind.) ( 8-3-0, 1-1-0 CL)||1||0||1|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene ( 7-2-1, 1-0-1 CL)||1||1||2|
|Mount Vernon, OH|
|1||09:49||Alexa Skal (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|1||40:16||Bailey Zehr (Taylor (Ind.))|
|2||58:44||Rachel Graver (Mount Vernon Nazarene)|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Indv. Leaders||Mount Vernon Nazarene|
|#3 Bailey Zehr - 1||Goals||2 Players (#12,#22) - 1|
|#14 Megan Kammer - 1||Assists||#7 Amberly Knox - 1|
|#14 Megan Kammer - 5||Shots||3 Players - 2|
|#1 Lauren Engelkes - 3||Saves||#32 Madi Moore - 3|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Team Statistics||Mount Vernon Nazarene|
|16 (4)||Shots (on goal)||9 (5)|
MARION, Ind. – After the full 110 minutes of play, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's soccer earned a hard-fought Crossroads League point with a scoreless tie on the road against receiving votes Indiana Wesleyan.
The shutout was MVNU's seventh in the last eight games, and this one came against an unbeaten Indiana Wesleyan side on its home turf.
The Wildcats lead the Crossroads League in total goals scored on the season (39) and goals per game (4.33), but the MVNU defense was able to hold firm against a talented offense.
Although neither side was able to break through to find the back of the net, each team did have its opportunities. The Cougars placed four of their 11 shots in the match on frame, while Indiana Wesleyan finished with three shots on goal in 12 attempts. Each attempt on frame was turned back by the two goalkeepers, Madi Moore of MVNU and Alex Seabeck of Indiana Wesleyan.
"We are really proud of how our team came out and competed tonight," said Head Coach Daniel Seiffert. "We have been working through some injuries, but our mantra has always been 'next player up.' Indiana Wesleyan is a strong team and well coached team, so to go on the road and get a point in the Crossroads League opener is always a good thing. We will look to rest up tomorrow and then get back to work as we continue play in our strong and competitive league."
The match with receiving votes Indiana Wesleyan was the first of three consecutive contests with teams present in the NAIA polls for the Cougars. MVNU (6-2-1, 0-0-1 CL) will now begin preparing for when it hosts No. 20 Taylor on October 4 at 4 p.m., and then will travel to face No. 16 Marian on October 7 at 7 p.m.