Women's Soccer Team Rolls Past Fairmont State, 4-0

Women's Soccer Team Rolls Past Fairmont State, 4-0

FAIRMONT – Freshman forward Carolyn Saulle (pictured) has quietly been putting together a solid season in her first year in a Lady Bobcat uniform.

In nine games, she had produced three assists, but it was tonight on the road against Fairmont State where Saulle really came into her own with a two-goal game in a 4-0 romp over the Falcons.

Natalie Prater put the 11th-ranked Lady Bobcats on the scoreboard in the 13th minute when she scored on a header off a cross from the right corner from Jennafer Alonge.

Emily Knight treated Wesleyan to a 2-0 lead when she booted in a shot from 35 yards in the 19th minute.

It was Saulle's time to shine after that as she tallied her first goal in the 31st minute from about 18 yards out from the left side of the field after accepting a pass from Knight.

Wesleyan took that 3-0 lead into the intermission.

Saulle scored her second goal just 90 second into the second half as she put away a shot past Fairmont State keeper Shawna Graham on a deflection. Prater was credited with the assist.

That gave Wesleyan a 4-0 lead.

Head coach Patrick Holguin emptied in the bench the rest of the half as the Lady Bobcats held onto their shutout win.

The shutout was the seventh shutout of the season for the Lady Bobcats.

Wesleyan held a 28-7 lead in shots and a 15-3 margin in shots-on-goal.

Wesleyan keeper Ashlee Schumacher stopped all three shots she faced as she improved her record to 7-0-1.

The Lady Bobcats held a 3-0 advantage in corner kicks.

Wesleyan was guilty of 12 fouls while Fairmont State was called for seven.

Fairmont State dropped to 2-4-3 overall and 1-4-3 in the MEC.

Wesleyan improved to 9-0-1 overall and 8-0 in the MEC.

The Lady Bobcats will return to action this Tuesday in a huge MEC match-up with Notre Dame College.

Wesleyan is in first place in the MEC with 24 points while Notre Dame is second with 22.

The game will kick-off at 4 p.m. at Culpepper Stadium.