Score: Western Carolina 3, The Citadel 0
Records: Western Carolina 5-6, 2-0 SoCon, The Citadel 3-6, 0-2 SoCon
Location: WLI Field -- Charleston, S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Western Carolina women's soccer is off to its best start in Southern Conference play, since 2009, with a 3-0 shutout of The Citadel Sunday at W.L.I Field.
Three different Catamount players scored for the Catamounts with WCU scoring a goal in the first half and two in the second.
Western Carolina wasted no time getting on the scoreboard with redshirt junior Kasey Cooke scoring her fourth goal of the season, just under seven minutes in the game, off an assist by freshman Emily Threatt.
- Cooke scored the first goal of the game, and picked up her fourth of the season. She had a total of five shots in the game.
- Threatt had an assist and a goal in the game offering up the assist in the Cooke goal, and scoring the first goal of the second half, the first goal of her Catamount career.
- McKenna closed out the scoring for WCU hitting the mark at 69:01 turning in what is now becoming a McKenna special - a kick that goes in at near the top of the cross bar making it nearly impossible for a goal keeper to make the save.
- Senior goal keeper Carly Tinstman had five saves in the game.
Inside the Box Score
- Cooke scored the first goal of the game for the Catamounts at 6:57.
- Midway through the second half, WCU tacked on the second of its three goals with a score by Threatt. - McKenna scored the third goal for the Catamounts at 69:01.
- Western Carolina had 19 shots in the game and allowed nine by The Citadel.
- The Citadel played two goalies in the game and they combined for eight saves.
News & Notes
- Threatt earned the first goal and first assist in her Catamount career against The Citadel scoring the second goal and also picking up an assist in Cooke's goal.
- Cooke scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season ... She is tied with teammate McKenna for the most points as both have eight.
- Western Carolina earned its third straight shutout having not allowed a goal in the last 334 minutes dating back to the lone goal given up in the 1-0 loss to EKU at 41:28 of the first half against the Colonels.
- With the SoCon win over The Citadel, Western Carolina is just one of two teams, who have played a conference game, who remains undefeated after week one -- the other team is Furman. - Western Carolina's three goals against The Citadel is the most goals scored by WCU since notching three goals in the 3-2 win over Kennesaw State.
- Western Carolina is 3-0 since sophomore Megan McCallister returned to the lineup after missing the first eight games of the season.
- Tinstman earned her 23rd win in her career ranking her fourth in the WCU record books.
Western Carolina returns home to host ETSU at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
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