GOSHEN, Ind. — The MVNU women’s basketball team (7-1, 1-0) carried their momentum from the non-conference schedule right in to the conference opener against Goshen (6-3, 0-1). After dropping the opener at IU-Kokomo, the Cougars entered play having won their last six. MVNU capitalized on a hot start, as a dominant first quarter allowed for the status quo to continue, with MVNU never relinquishing the lead.

Keys to the Game

•A 13-2 run to begin the game allowed for some breathing room, and the Cougars never trailed the rest of the way.

•The Cougars relied on a balanced scoring attack, as five different players recorded eight or more points.

•MVNU was hot from beyond the arc, making 9 out of 19 three point attempts (47.4%).

•Tough defense continued, as the Maple Leafs were only able to make 18 out 48 field goals (37.5%).

•The Cougars assisted on 13 of their 21 field goals, while Goshen was only able to muster 8 assists.

Notable Player Statistics

Dani Ellerbrock: 14 points, 5 assists; Elizabeth Fee: 12 points, 5 rebounds; Cassidy Cain: 10 points, 3 rebounds; Rachel Perry: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists; Rachel Parks: 8 points; Taylor Gregory: 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals.

“We came out so strong offensively and defensively. We were controlling every aspect of the game and controlled the tempo,” coach Amanda Short said. “We had so many people contributing offensively. The second half we held the lead. Goshen had some great runs to tighten the score but we stayed composed and finished strong. It was such a great win on the road and I’m proud of my girls for playing hard and getting the job done.”

MVNU returns home for their conference home opening game with No.15 Indiana Wesleyan University (6-4, 1-0) Tuesday at 7 p.m.



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