CWRU Women’s Soccer Edges John Carroll 1-0

CWRU Women’s Soccer Edges John Carroll 1-0

Case Western Reserve University freshman Heather Schmidt's first career goal proved to be the difference-maker on Sunday afternoon, as the Spartans defeated John Carroll University 1-0 at DiSanto Field.

Schmidt's game-winning goal broke a scoreless tie at the 74:18 mark.  After a corner kick, sophomore Elle Zadina headed the ball to Schmidt in the box, who was able to convert a shot for the goal.  Zadina was credited with her team-leading second assist of the season on the play.

With the win, CWRU improved to 5-1-2 on the season, while John Carroll dropped to 2-7-1.

Despite the close score, the Spartans held large advantages in shots (18-5), shots on goal (7-2) and corner kicks (11-2) during the match.  Case Western Reserve's defense notched its sixth shutout through eight games this season, lowering its goals against average to 0.24 for the campaign.

Sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Newcomb earned the win in goal to improve to 2-0-0, despite not needing to make a save during her 45 minutes of play in the second half.  Senior keeper Megan Romelfanger made a pair of saves, including an early diving stop on a header shot, during her 45 shutout minutes between the pipes in the first half.

Freshman Emily Dickens led all players with four shots and two shots on goal during the game.

The Spartans will be back in action on Tuesday, playing at Kenyon College at 4:30 p.m.  It will be the team's final game before the start of University Athletic Association play next weekend.