By: Danny O’Malley
The Xavier women’s soccer team played Northern Kentucky (NKU) this past Friday and Northwestern Ohio on Monday. Both games resulted in shutout wins for the Xavier squad as it beat NKU 1-0 and Northwestern Ohio 2-0.
After these games, the Musketeers have accumulated seven shutouts on the season.
The team’s record now stands at 7-1-1, the same number of wins the team had for the entirety of the 2012-13 season.
In the game against NKU the team totaled nine shots, four of them being on goal. Senior midfielder Taylor Dearbaugh scored the only goal during the 59th minute.
NKU was able to get off only six shots in the match, two of them on goal.
Junior keeper Katie Markesbery received the win, making her 6-1-1 on the season after this game. She also recorded two saves.
The Musketeers finished their non-conference section of the schedule when they shutout Northwestern Ohio.
In this matchup Xavier’s defense allowed six shots and one goal. Markesbery recorded her sixth shutout of the season and picked up her sixth win.
Sophomore midfielder Catherine Allon scored the first goal in the 5th minute when she received a cross from senior midfielder Mariah Whitaker. This was Allon’s second goal of the season.
Whitaker scored the second goal of the game in the 21st minute when redshirt freshman midfielder Courtney Kobashigawa fed the ball to Whitaker. This gives Whitaker two goals on the year.
Freshman forward Tori Doss had two assists on the day, playing a part in both goals scored giving her four assists on the season.
Next, the team travels to Queens, N.Y. to play St. John’s, followed by a trip to Washington, D.C. to face off against Georgetown.