By: Ryan Sosic '19
BEREA, Ohio- The Baldwin Wallace University women's soccer team extended their winning streak to three games with a 4-0 victory over Waynesburg University (Pa.).
After both teams battled between the 30s, BW got on the board in the fifth minute after sophomore midfielder Kaitlin McGuire (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) was able to find sophomore midfielder Alex Guido (Macomb, Mich./Eisenhower), who quickly one touched a pass to senior three-time All-Ohio Athletic conference and Academic All-OAC forward Rachel Bender (Massillon/Jackson). Bender found the back of the net for her third goal of the season to give BW an early 1-0 lead.
Baldwin Wallace continued to play aggressively on both sides of the ball, attempting seven shots compared to Waynesburg's one shot. Waynesburg was unable to penetrate the BW backline for the majority of the first half.
BW pushed its lead to 2-0 in the 28th minute after freshman forward Michelina Rush (North Hampton, Pa./Norwin) pushed a long cross from right to left to find Bender, who rifled a shot into the back of the net.
At the conclusion of the first half, BW put 12 of their 17 shots on goal and only allowed Waynesburg to get off three total shots.
In the second half saw the game being played back and forth with no real scoring opportunities presented for either side.
In the 86th minute, BW was able to break the scoreless theme in the second half after Bender found junior midfielder Claire Cuthbertson (Berlin Heights/Edison) for her first career goal.
Just two minutes later, Cuthbertson again found the back of the net off an assist from freshman forward Margaux Duvall (Avon Lake), who tallied her first career point.
BW will be back in action when they travel to Grove City College (Pa.) for their last non-conference matchup of the season on Tuesday, September 25. The contest is slated for a 4 p.m. start.
February 7, 2019 Bender Named Cleveland’s Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year
December 10, 2018 Bender Named United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American
December 4, 2018 Bender Becomes Two-Time Academic All-American
November 29, 2018 Bender Selected to United Soccer Coaches All-America Team
November 27, 2018 Ten Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Selected to Academic All-OAC Team
November 26, 2018 Bender Lands on All-Great Lakes Region Team
November 8, 2018 Bender Selected to Google Cloud Academic All-District Team
November 7, 2018 Bender Highlights Women’s Soccer All-OAC Selections
November 5, 2018 Bender Named to OAC All-Tournament Team
October 30, 2018 Women’s Soccer Falls to Capital in OAC Quarterfinal
October 29, 2018 Weidner Set to Work at Wonderful World of Disney
October 27, 2018 Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Marietta in Regular Season Finale
October 24, 2018 Mount Union Plays Spoiler on Women’s Soccer Senior Night
October 20, 2018 Women’s Soccer Blanks Wilmington for Fourth Straight OAC Win
October 16, 2018 Women’s Soccer Set to Host One-Day College Prep Camp
October 15, 2018 Bender Named OAC Offensive Player of the Week
October 13, 2018 Women’s Soccer Freezes Muskingum in Shutout
October 10, 2018 Women’s Soccer Picks Up First OAC Victory over Heidelberg
October 6, 2018 Women’s Soccer Stumbles Against Otterbein
October 3, 2018 Women’s Soccer Struggles to Find Rhythm in Loss to Ohio Northern
September 29, 2018 Women’s Soccer Falls in OAC Opener to Capital
September 25, 2018 Women’s Soccer Falls to Grove City (Pa.) in Non-Conference Finale
September 22, 2018 Women’s Soccer Extends Win Streak with Victory over Waynesburg (Pa.)
September 18, 2018 Gray’s Golden Goal Leads Women’s Soccer to Second Straight Comeback
September 15, 2018 Women’s Soccer Completes Second-Half Comeback against Frostburg St. (Md.)
September 12, 2018 Women’s Soccer Ties Non-Conference Contest against Wittenberg
September 9, 2018 Women’s Soccer Weathers Albion (Mich.) for Third Straight Win
September 8, 2018 Women’s Soccer Defeats Oberlin in Home Opener
September 2, 2018 Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Thomas More (Ky.) for First Win
September 1, 2018 Women’s Soccer Falls to Host Behrend in Herb Lauffer Tournament Opener
August 23, 2018 Women’s Soccer Looks to Climb OAC Ranks
June 1, 2018 Women's Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule