Women's Soccer Blanks Franciscan

Women's Soccer Blanks Franciscan

ERIE, Pa. – Jordan Oberlander (Waterford, PA/Fort LeBoeuf) scored two goals and Amanda Donohue (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) to lead the Penn State Behrend women's soccer team past Franciscan 3-0 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) on Saturday.

The Lions (11-4, 6-0 AMCC) have now outscored AMCC opponents 30-1 in six contests to remain undefeated in conference play. Oberlander now has 24 goals on the season, scoring more than half of Behrend's goals and is two points away from breaking the single-season points record.

It also marks the third straight game Oberlander has scored a pair of goals and it is the eighth multiple-goal contest this season.

Freshman Cassidy Ulanowicz (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) netted the final goal of the game for her third tally of the season and Sami Lowry (Pittsburgh, PA/Pine-Richland) tallied the assist.

Oberlander tallied back-to-back goals, one in the first and another to start the second half. Ashlyn Whipple (Washington, PA/Canon McMillan) fed a ball to Donohue, who took a few touches before sending it off to Oberlander in the middle of the box for a 1-0 lead at the 27:40 mark.

Oberlander made it 2-0 in the 60th minute when Donohue played a ball through to split a pair of defenders and she kept them off for a 1v1 situation with Sarah Luebking, slipping the ball low and into the far corner.

Ulanowicz added a cushion goal with just under 10 minutes to play. Lowry made a run up from the right-side defense and crossed the ball from the endline to find Ulanowicz for a 3-0 lead.

The Behrend defense and netminder Ania Gorski (Harborcreek, PA/Harbor Creek) held the Barons (6-8, 4-3 AMCC) to three shots. Gorski earned the shutout with two saves.

The Lions return to action on Wednesday at Pitt-Bradford. Game time is 4:15 p.m.