Teevans, Zehr Highlight TU’s Win Over IWU
UPLAND, Ind. – It was the Bailey Zehr and Erin Teevans show during the RV Taylor women’s soccer 3-0 win over RV Indiana Wesleyan on Wednesday.
During the match, Zehr scored the Trojans’ (11-3-2, 4-3 CL) first goal and Teevans tallied the next two goals to give the Purple and Gold a convincing-shutout win over its Crossroads League rival.
After a scoreless first half, Taylor was able to break through the Wildcats’ (9-5-1, 3-3-1 CL) defense in the 48th minute and take a 1-0 advantage. Junior Hannah Davis handled a misplayed ball by the IWU defender and sent the cross into the middle of the six-yard box and Zehr was able to drive the header into the back, notching her ninth goal of the season and 28th of her career. Davis now has 11 assists for the year.
In the 56th minute, Zehr streaked down the far sideline with the ball and sent a low pass to Teevans, allowing her to chip it in from 10 yards out, giving TU a 2-0 lead.
With almost 30 minutes off the clock since the last goal, Teevans scored her 12th netter of the season and gave the Trojans some insurance. Freshman Kate Kortenhoeven dribbled the ball down the sideline and pushed a pass towards sophomore Emma Walsh, who set Teevans up with a one-touch pass and Teevans finished off with a 10-yard shot. Kortenhoeven and Walsh both have two assists for the season and Teevans now has four games this year with two-or-more goals scored.
Taylor missed a few opportunities to score early in the match. Zehr had a nice look with less than 15 minutes left in the first half, but the IWU keeper made a diving save to keep the contest in a gridlock. Morgan Orme saw her first action of the contest and just missed giving TU a lead with less than 10 minutes left in the first half and sent the ball sailing left of the goal.
Right before Zehr’s game winner, she had her fifth shot of the contest saved. The senior had an open looked and aimed to send the ball over the goalie’s head, but the keeper was able to get her fingertips on the ball and pull it in before a Trojan could kick in the rebound.
On offense, the Purple and Gold remained even in the attack during both periods and took 14 shots in the contest, splitting each period with seven. The Wildcats placed two attempts on-frame and managed to have seven shots for the contest. Zehr paced the attack with six shots, Teevans had three, and Jourdan Lehman and Morgan Orme both had two.
Savannah Porter, Reyna Williams, Hannah Waltz and Danielle Toren kept the IWU offense at bay and held the team scoreless for the fourth time this year. The backline kept, Tia Sanford, the second-leading scorer in the league quiet and allowed her to take one shot.
Megan Williams earned her eighth win of the season and gave TU its eighth shutout of the year. The sophomore had two saves tonight and now has a record of 8-3-2 in 2018.
The Trojans host Huntington (4-11, 1-5 CL) on Saturday for senior night. The match will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the team’s seven seniors will be honored at halftime.