No. 2 Women’s Soccer Clinches PSAC Berth in Win Over Mansfield

MANSFIELD | The second-ranked Kutztown University women’s soccer team jumped out to an early three-goal lead within the first 16 minutes of play en route to a 6-0 victory over Mansfield University Friday afternoon in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action.

The win clinches a playoff spot in the PSAC tournament for KU (13-0 overall, 11-0 PSAC), which begins Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The 13 straight victories breaks an unbeaten streak record of 12 held by the 2003 Kutztown team.

It took the Golden Bears just 0:41 to open up the scoring against the Mountaineers (0-10-1, 0-10-1).

Junior midfielder Alyssa Ryan (North Wales, Pa./Wissahickon)recorded her third goal of the season and put her team ahead in the first

minute of play.

Sophomores Maddie Mohr (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) and Emily Zwiercan (Reinholds, Pa./Cocalico) scored within 6:43 of each other as Kutztown built a comfortable lead a third of the way through the first half.

Mohr temporarily tied Zwiercan for the team lead in goals with her 10th coming 8:47 in off a corner kick by freshman defender Anna Hull (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley). It was Hull’s fourth assist on the year.

But not to be outdone, Zwiercan tallied her 11th at the 16-minute mark as KU took a 3-0 advantage into halftime.

Three other players found the back of the net in the second half.

Sophomore Madison Mummert (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock), senior Hannah Oren (Wind Gap, Pa./Nazareth Area) and junior Angela Motolese (Schnecksville, Pa./Northwestern Lehigh (Fairleigh Dickinson)) scored, marking the second time this season that six different Kutztown players scored in the same game, the other time coming in a 6-0 win against Clarion University on Sunday, Oct. 8. Before that, it had not happened since the 2002 season.

The Golden Bears outshot the Mountaineers 41-4 overall and 22-2 on goal, and also held an 11-4 edge in corner kicks.

Dana DiCamillo made 16 saves for Mansfield.

Junior goalie Imani Taylor (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional) made two saves in picking up the win, her third on the year. McKenna Zerbe (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) came in to finish out the game in front of net.

It is the ninth shutout on the season for the KU defense, and third straight.

25 different Golden Bears saw action, all playing at least 16 minutes in the win.

Kutztown returns home to take on IUP (8-4, 7-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

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