Written by Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist
Morgantown, W.V. – The Shaw University women's soccer team used early offensive fire power early to defeat Salem University 4-2 Saturday afternoon in Morgantown, WV. Rain conditions moved the contest to Mylan Park in Morgantown.
Shaw scored the first of it's three first half goals in the 9th minute as senior Teffie-Ann Browne got the Lady Bears on the board converting a pass from freshman Fenja Soeth (Bokel, Germany) into a goal. Shaw then started a streak of three goals being scored in less than a five minute span. The Lady Bears went ahead 2-0 in the 42nd minute with a goal from freshman forward Reid Cobb-Phillips (Los Angeles, CA). Senior Andrea Licea (Ventura, CA) was credited with the assist. Just over a minute later, Azul Mardueno scored unassisted pushing Shaw's lead to 3-0. Still, in the last minute, Salem converted in just 15 seconds to trim their deficit to 3-1 at the half.
The Lady Bears struck first in the second half has Jasa Curry (Ellicot City, MD) took a penalty kick and chose the right side of the goal to give Shaw a 4-1 lead. Salem (W.V.) closed the match scoring with a late goal in the 85th minute.
Shaw finished the match outshooting Salem by the wide margin of 26-5 with 16 of those shots being on goal. The Lady Bears were also awarded nine corner kicks to just one from the Tigers.
Shaw improves to 6-7 overall on the season while Salem (W.V.) drops to 1-12. The Lady Bears return to action Wednesday, Oct.30 as they travel to Newberry University. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m.
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