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Strong start continues for D&E?women

September 27, 2012
By Edgar Kelley - Sports Editor , The Inter-Mountain

The Davis & Elkins women's soccer team is off to its best start in the school history after blanking Ohio Valley 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Lady Senators remained unbeaten on the season and improved to 8-0-1 after their West Virginia Conference shutout victory at River Bend Park.

"It's nice to see us off to such a good start to the season," Davis &?Elkins soccer coach Raul Ovalle said. "We've had a lot of younger players step in and contribute right away. Our seniors have also stepped up, took control and helped our younger kids accomplish what they have."

It was one of D&E's veterans that scored what proved the game-winning goal in the contest as senior Sarah Fyock found the back of the net at the 31:01 mark of the first half.

"I was happy that we were able to get one in," Ovalle said. "We had plenty of other scoring chances in the game, but just couldn't seem to get one to go in the net."

The Lady Senators, who improved to 3-0-1 in league play, peppered Ohio Valley goalie Brianna Rice with 24 shots in the contest. The visitors managed just three shots on D&E keeper Ashley Winkelspecht.

"Our defense has been a strong point this year and it stepped up again today," Ovalle said. "Hopefully we continue to work hard and play well defensively. Ashley (Winkelspecht) really wasn't tested today, but she's came up big for us when we needed her to this season."

Davis & Elkins, which also held a 6-3 advantage in corner kick in the contest, will return to action on Saturday when it entertains Ursuline College at 2 p.m.

The game against Ursuline will be the first matchup for the Lady Senators at their new soccer complex.

"We're excited to be playing our first game on campus this season," Ovalle said. "We're hoping for a big crowd."

Ohio Valley, which fell to 1-8 overall and 0-3 in WVIAC?play, will travel to Pitt-Johnstown on Saturday.



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