Teevans Scores Twice, Leads TU Past ONU
UPLAND, Ind. – Freshman Erin Teevans continued to shine for the TU women’s soccer team as she netted two goals in a 5-1 victory over (RV) Olivet Nazarene on Wednesday.
Teevans added the pair of goals to an impressive-rookie stat line so far in the first-three matches of the season. Coming off a game in which she had a hat trick, Teevans had the game-winning tally in the 15th minute when she beat a defender for the header, coming off a lob pass from Hannah Waltz.
Coming out of intermission, Teevans received the ball off a pass from Bailey Zehr to capture her second goal of the game and fifth of the year.
Taylor (2-0-1) got on the board in the opening 10 minutes of play when Jourdan Lehman scored. Zehr set the play up with cross from the team’s sideline and Teevans had it bounce off her and into the possession of Lehman.
Zehr made the scoring column after dropping a shot over Olivet Nazarene’s (0-2-0) goalkeeper in the 61st minute. Emily Calvani earned a point after her assist on the play. Calvani set Zehr up with a nice pass between two defenders, which allowed Zehr to get a kick off without breaking stride while running away from the net.
Morgan Orme scored her first-career goal for the Trojans in the 70th minute. The sophomore jumped up in a group of players and was able to get her head on the ball for the score. Waltz was credited with the assist.
During the match, Zehr missed two-close opportunities to lengthen the lead. The senior had a free-kick that sailed just over the crossbar and missed five minutes later with another high boot.
The Trojans were on the attack for the non-league contest and got off 21 shots, with 11 on-goal. The Tigers had eight shots and had three on-goal.
The Trojans had six assists during the match, the most since Sept. 11, 2014 against Brescia, in which the team tallied eight.
On defense, the Purple and Gold had a misplay near the box and had an own-goal, losing the shutout.
Coach Scott Stan stayed with the same game plan from the previous two matches, switching goalkeepers at halftime. Megan Williams started the match and had two saves during her 45 minutes of action. Lauren Engelkes came in relief and saved one shot.
After a short break from competition, Taylor visits IUPUI on Sept. 5 for a 7:00 p.m. match.