Women’s soccer notches program win #300 with shutout at Mansfield

Courtesy of, Sports Information

      The Bloomsburg University women’s soccer team defeated Mansfield 4-0 on the road Tuesday night (Sept. 19) to earn the program’s 300th all-time win.

     BU was able to apply offen  sive pressure for the first 20 minutes of the match, before Allie Barber went streaking down the wing with the ball at her feet. Barber sent a crossing pass into the box that after a couple volleys found its way to Jamie Marsico.     The freshman stashed home her second of the season to open the scoring in the 25th minute. BU would continue to play in the offensive end, but would ultimately take the one-goal lead to the break.

     The two teams went back and forth for the majority of the second half, until a Mansfield infraction awarded Natalie Holmes a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Holmes put away her first tally of the year to double Bloomsburg’s lead. The penalty kick goal sparked two late markers from BU to ultimately put the win away. Maggie McDonald sniped the back of the net from about 30 yards out in the 75th minute to make it 3-0, and the Huskies kept on pushing. After a great individual effort from Holmes to get the ball down the near wing, she served a cross into the box. Sam Rodkey was there to head the ball into the corner of the net for the fourth and final goal of the contest in the 85th minute.

     BU outshot Mansfield 19-3 in the contest including 11-2 in shots on goal. Marsico led the offense in shots with four, putting three on goal. Three Huskies each registered two shots, while seven others recorded one. Reigning PSAC East Co-Player of the Week Jenna Hawkins made two saves in her second consecutive shutout and her fourth of the year.

     The Huskies return home to battle Mercyhurst on Friday afternoon (Sept. 22). Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Bloomsburg’s Steph Pettit Stadium.