Offense Erupts In 4-0 Shutout At Notre Dame Of Maryland

Junior Logann Braun has now scored one goal in each of her three seasons. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Junior Logann Braun has now scored one goal in each of her three seasons. (photo by Scott Eyre)

The Eastern Mennonite University women's soccer team shut out Notre Dame College of Maryland 4-0 in non-conference action Saturday afternoon in Baltimore, Md.

The Royals were in control all match, outshooting the Gators 19-1, including a 7-0 blanking in the first half, en route to a 4-0 victory.

Four different Royals scored in the matchup, including freshman Liz Huffman (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg Area) who finished with a goal and an assist.

Huffman notched her second goal of the season late in the first half to put EMU on the board; the Royals went into halftime with a slight 1-0 lead before the offense took off.

It didn't take long into the second half for the Royals to strike again when sophomore Laura Rittenhouse (Harrisonburg, Va./Eastern Mennonite) headed her first goal of the season in off of a through ball from Kylie Paul (Hellertown, Pa./Saucon Valley).

The goal from Rittenhouse loosened up the Royals offense, which continued attacked the net in the final 40 minutes of the game.

In the 72nd minute, Logann Braun (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) scored her first goal of the season from a Huffman assist to put the Royals ahead 3-0.

The Royals capitalized once more before the match would come to an end.

Freshman Destiny Ritchie (Singers Glen, Va./Broadway) wasted little time before scoring her first collegiate goal to push the Royals to a 4-0 lead.

With the majority of the game testing the Gator's defense, goalkeeper Leah Wenger (Harrisonburg, Va./Eastern Mennonite) didn't see any shots in cage during her 65:51 minutes of play.

Emily Young (Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax) faced the only shot of the game and tallied her first save of the season.

The Royals are now 2-2-2 and are back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 20 when they take a short trip to Bridgewater College in what is actually a non-conference contest due to the ODAC's unbalanced schedule. Kick-off of the rivalry game is 4:00pm.