ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Taylor Ahrens scored the first goal of her collegiate career to give the University of Rio Grande a first half lead and fellow freshman Kasey Crow added an insurance marker in the second half, as the RedStorm blanked Daemen College, 2-0, Saturday afternoon, in the Redhawks Classic hosted by Roberts Wesleyan University.
Rio Grande upped its record to 2-3 with the victory, rebounding from a shutout loss to the host school less than 24 hours earlier.
Daemen also fell to 2-3 with a third straight loss, marking the first time its been under the .500 mark since a season-ending loss in 2009 left the Wildcats at 7-8-1.
Ahrens, a midfielder from Ross, Ohio, found the back of the net off of a corner kick by senior Vanessa Montgomery at the 27:47 mark of the first half.
Crow, a forward from Chillicothe, made it 2-0 just over four minutes into the second period, scoring on a header from the left side, via an assist from senior Jessica Gall.
The RedStorm managed the victory despite being outshot, 20-9.
Sophomore goalkeeper Allison Keeney recorded nine saves en route to the shutout win.
Daemen net-minder Kayla Hampton had four saves in a losing cause for the Wildcats.
Rio will attempt to get to the .500 mark for the first time this season when it returns to action on Wednesday afternoon, traveling to Grayson, Ky. for a 4 p.m. kickoff with Kentucky Christian University.
Redhawks blank RedStorm in women’s soccer
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Anna Dominick scored a pair of goals, while Vanessa Sell added a goal and an assist to lead host Roberts Wesleyan in a 4-0 win over the University of Rio Grande, Friday night, in women’s soccer action.
The RedStorm, which was coming off its first win of the season against West Liberty (W.Va.) on Wednesday, slipped to 1-3 with the loss.
The RedHawks (2-2-0) scored what proved to be the only goal they would need just 3:56 into the match when Brittany Houghton found the left corner of the net off a feed from Brittany Kinmond.
The lead grew to 2-0 with 3:38 left in the opening half when Dominick scored on an 18-yard shot from the top of the box, via an assist from Briana Tata. She found the net a second time at the 74:23 mark of the contest, with Sell and Tata earning assists on the play.
Sell scored an unassisted marker at 81:25 to set the final score. Roberts Wesleyan outshot the RedStorm, 15-1.
Junior Hannah Stickelman went the distance in goal for Rio Grande and had a pair of saves in a losing cause.