Westover Leads Warriors Past Red Devils

Westover Leads Warriors Past Red Devils

MILWAUKEE - Senior midfielder Cari Westover (Muskego, Wis./Muskego) celebrated her 22nd birthday with a pair of goals and an assist to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Eureka Saturday at Warrior Field. The Warriors improved to 2-0-0 on the season with their second win in as many days. It is their best start since the 2004 season.

WLC attacked from the opening kickoff and scored in the third minute as Westover found the back of the net unassisted from the right side of the box. A long through ball by freshman Kaitlynn Large (Racine, Wis./Park) assisted Westover's second goal in the 27th minute. Westover struck again from nearly the same spot as her first goal.

Westover took 11 shots in the game, tying her for the third-most in team history. It was the most shots for a Warriors player since Niki Disalvo took 11 against Rockford on October 4, 2011.

Junior Mandy Schnell (Milwaukee, Wis./Martin Luther) delivered the final goal of the day off of a feed from Westover in the 79th minute.

Warriors junior goalkeeper Kate Gucinski (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran) made four saves as she has yet to allow a goal this season.

Eureka goalkeeper Vickey Benhart made 15 saves. Kesli Blankenship led the Red Devils with five shots.

The Warriors (2-0-0) return to action Tuesday at Lake Forest (0-0-0) in a non-conference game starting at 5 p.m. Live stats and video will be available for the game at wlcsports.com.