DELAWARE — The Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishop tallied a pair of first-half goals Tuesday night and defeated the Kenyon College Ladies, 2-0, in North Coast Athletic Conference women’s soccer action at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex.
The Ladies were not without their chances. In fact, they outshot the host Battling Bishops, 21-18. Eight of those 21 shots were on goal and turned aside by Ohio Wesleyan senior goalkeeper Mack Brunke, who earned her second shutout of the season.
Kenyon’s best shots at scoring all came in the second half, a period in which the Ladies launched 14 shots. An attempt from senior Meredith Rogers hit the Ohio Wesleyan goal post right around the 50-minute mark. About 12 minutes after that, junior Fallon Raviol had two good looks. Her first was blocked from about eight yards out and her second hit the post.
In the game’s 79th minute, Kenyon sophomore Maddie Ladd booted a low shot that looked good until Brunke made a great save on it.
Back in the first half of play, Ohio Wesleyan notched the only goal it would need. At the 9:30 mark, the Battling Bishops were awarded a penalty kick and junior Lexie Chafin made good on the opportunity.
Just about 20 minutes after that score, Chafin struck again, only this time she assisted on the Ohio Wesleyan goal. She took a shot that Kenyon goalkeeper Jillian Countey saved. However, the ball bounced off Countey and right to Emily Sheridan, who headed it over the goal line.
Countey wound up making seven saves for the Ladies, who fell to 5-5-3 overall a 1-2-2 in conference action.