The Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team continued its winning ways with a 4-0 victory over Hiram College on Wednesday night at DiSanto Field.
The Spartans improved to 3-0 on the season, while the Terriers dropped to 0-3.
Sophomore Anika Washburn broke the scoreless tie in the 52nd minute with her UAA leading fifth goal of the season. Freshman Aniya Hartzler passed the ball from the corner and Washburn took the shot from just outside the top left corner of the box, placing it beyond the goalkeeper's reach.
Hartzler scored her own goal just a few minutes later to double the Spartan advantage. Senior Mary Kate Ford crossed the ball into the box, and sophomore Christina Hickson was there to head it to Hartzler. Her shot from right in front of the goal beat the keeper and hit the back of the net.
Freshman Laura Gorjanc added to the Spartans' lead in the 63rd minute with her first collegiate goal. In the 76th minute, freshman Johanna Dunkers scored the final goal for Case Western Reserve, her third of the season.
With their third straight shutout to start the season, the Spartans have now gone 270 minutes without conceding a goal. The entire defense and midfield controlled possession and kept the ball on the attacking side of the field, barely giving the Terriers a chance to shoot.
Dunkers and freshman Merry Meyer led the team with eight shots each.
The Spartans look to keep scoring as they travel to Erie, Pennsylvania to take on the Penn State-Behrend Lions (0-2) on Sunday, September 8th. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.