(Editors note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA -- The Carroll College women’s soccer team started the Cascade Collegiate Conference season off with a bang, defeating Evergreen State College 3-0 on Friday at Nelson Stadium.
“It’s always nice to open in conference at home,” Saints coach Dave Thorvilson said. “We continued our shutout streak of not getting up a goal. Defense is playing well.”
Senior Alexa Fries finished a goal in the 44th minute after a deflection to give the Saints (4-1-1, 1-0 CCC) a 1-0 lead before halftime.
Senior Brenna Rohnkohl added another goal after the Geoducks’ goalkeeper took a bad touch. Rohnkohl found the ball and finished in the 70th minute.
Junior Brynn Walker added the final goal in the 87th minute.
Sydney Green kept another clean sheet, recording six saves on the day. It’s her third consecutive shutout on the season.
Carroll possessed the ball well throughout the game, generating numerous scoring chances. The Saints outshot ESC (2-3, 0-1 CCC) 19-9 on the day.
The Saints take on Northwest (5-2, 1-0 CCC) on Sunday at 2 p.m.
“We played a very good Evergreen team, but we know Sunday’s competition is going to be harder,” Thorvilson said.
The Fighting Saints men defeated Evergreen State 1-0 on Friday afternoon in their Cascade Collegiate Conference opener at Nelson Stadium.
The lone goal was scored via a header in the 80th minute by Santiago Morazzani off of a Ben Dagg assist.
The Saints controlled the tempo for the majority of the game outshooting the Geoducks 21-12.
Saints goalie Kaden Connor recorded seven saves to earn the shutout.
Coach Doug Mello commended the Saint's effort in the victory.
"We missed chance after chance, but that's soccer I guess," Mello said. The biggest thing is we stuck to the plan and continued to pressurize them, and we got what we deserved. Today was a great start to conference play, and we move towards Sunday's game healthy and ready for another battle."
With the victory, the Saints move to 2-2-1 and 1-0 in Cascade Conference play. Carroll has a quick turnaround with another home game on Sunday at Nelson Stadium at 3:30 p.m. against Northwest University.