Reinhardt’s women’s soccer team shut out their opponent in front of an exhilarated crowd in Waleska as they defeated the Union Bulldogs 3-0. In result of their conference victory over Union, the No. 20 ranked Eagles will go head-to-head with Point University on Wednesday for the No. 1 seed of the conference championship.
Reinhardt (13-2) entered the Union match with only one loss in conference play. The Lady Eagles were led by scorers Katie Goodrich and Victoria Cassidy who combined for two of Reinhardt’s goals. Cassidy was the first to score a goal for Reinhardt. Eagle’s goalie, Taylor Asher, contributed to the team’s defensive success with a save to close out the period, taking the team into the half ahead of Union 1-0.
“I think the girls did a really good job taking care of business,” Andy Kaplan, Reinhardt’s head coach, said.
Reinhardt kicked off the final period of play with more energy than they initially started the game with as their stifling defense continued to disrupt a struggling Bulldog’s offense. The Eagles tallied up a total of five saves in the second half that resulted in a spark for the Eagles offense. A team goal, followed by a goal from Goodrich, resulted in the final two Reinhardt goals to close the shutout over Union.
“It was a good win. Union had just come off of a really big win over Point, so the fact that we were able to win 3-0 shows well for us. We were fighting to set up our game with point on Wednesday, and whoever wins that will win the conference,” Kaplan said.
The victory set the Lady Eagles up for a showdown with Point University this Wednesday in West Point, Georgia at 2 p.m. The winner of the game will be awarded the No. 1 seed for the AAC Championship.
Written By: Aaron Simmons. Photo By: Aaron Simmons