GAMBIER — Erika White and Devin Frisby played a role in every Fighting Scots’ goal Wednesday at Mavec Field. The duo propelled The College of Wooster women’s soccer team to a 3-1 North Coast Athletic Conference victory over the Kenyon College Ladies.
Frisby set up the first goal of the game, which came off a corner kick in the game’s 17th minute. From the right corner, Frisby served up a ball to the far post. Miura Wiley came crashing in, got a leg on it and redirected it into the Kenyon net.
Wooster outshot Kenyon 9-1 in the first half, but lead remained 1-0 going into the break.
White, the NCAC’s leading scorer, then got in on the action early in the second half. After firing off three shots to open the period, she found herself on a breakaway in which she eluded one Kenyon defender and then drew Kenyon goalkeeper Jillian Countey out of the net. When Countey broke forward, White got around her on the right side and had a wide open net for the second Wooster goal of the game.
Down by two, it took only two more minutes for Kenyon to answer that White goal. The Ladies were awarded a penalty kick after a Wooster defender, standing within the box, pushed a Kenyon player in the back. Maia Emden stepped up to take the penalty kick and beat Wooster goalkeeper Maddy Ireton, who subbed in at the half for starter Molly Hunter.
The goal brought Kenyon right back in the game, but less than a minute later, Wooster pushed its lead back two. Frisby, running up the left side of the field, delivered a pass to White. In stride, White collected the pass, beat a Kenyon defender and then ripped a shot past Darien Byrum, who replaced Countey about midway through the second half.
Wooster ended up out-shooting Kenyon 20-6 and also held a slight 6-2 advantage in corners.
The win moved the first-place Fighting Scots to 8-1-3 overall and 4-0-0 in the NCAC. The loss dropped the Ladies to 4-4-3 overall and 0-1-2 in NCAC action.