DANVILLE, Ky. – A 28th-minute strike by Connor Kasch (So./Marengo, Ill./Illinois Math & Science Academy) proved to be a sunbeam on a rainy day as the Carleton College women’s soccer team picked up a 1-0 victory over Centre College.
Centre (1-1) held an 11-5 advantage in shots over Carleton (1-1), but the Knights’ backline limited Centre to just two shots on-frame, while all five of their attempts threatened the net.
“We were outshot, but we played great soccer,” said head coach Jocelyn Keller after the match. “Centre is a great program and it was good to compete against them for the full 90 minutes.”
The goal came when Caroline Sheffield (So./Seattle, Wash./Garfield) sent a cross from the right side towards Ava Lewis (So./Seattle, Wash./Garfield) at the 12-yard line. Lewis’ touch left the ball in the air in front of Kasch, who buried it off of a first touch volley.
“I’m really proud of the way we carried ourselves; the weather wasn’t perfect, but we were focused,” said Keller.
Carleton is in action twice next weekend in their role hosting the ACM Tournament. The Knights will play their home-opener against Knox College on Friday, Sep. 5 at Bell Field at 4:00 p.m., and then play against Grinnell College on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 2:00 p.m. Live stats and video coverage of both matches will be available via Knights Online.