(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The ninth-ranked Thomas More College women's soccer team defeated Augustana (Ill.) College, 2-0, today (Saturday, September 9, 2017) in its home opener at BB&T Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
With the win, the Saints improve to 3-1 and with the loss, the Vikings fall to 2-1.
The Saints took a 1-0 lead at the 34:51 mark when first-year forward Ashley Maples (Springboro, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) found the back of the net on a 30-yard shot.
Sophomore forward Olivia Nienaber (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart) scored off a Maples cross in the 52nd minute to give the Saint the 2-0 lead.
Sophomore goalkeeper Aleyna Heyman (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) earned the shutout win in goal as she played all 90 minutes and recorded seven saves.
Thomas More out-shot Augustana, 16-12, and won the battle of corner kicks, 4-2.
The Saints return to action on Wednesday (September 13) when they travel to Hanover, Indiana to play traditional rival Hanover College at 5 p.m.