Goff guides Lady Mustangs past Griffins
August 24, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – On Saturday, The Master’s College women’s soccer team returned to Dumke Field to take on Westminster College (UT) in the second day of the 2013 Westminster Tournament.
“We played a very quality team in Westminster today,” said head coach Curtis Lewis. “Their head coach, Tony Leblanc, has done a great job preparing his squad, and they are going to have a strong season. They really had the better of the game for some stretches, but Ilyssa Espiritu came up huge on two one-on-ones in the first half to keep it tied at zero. For the first 20 minutes, we were absolutely fantastic in our possession and pressure.”
After a silent first half, Jasmine Benson (Corona, CA) assisted Devon Goff (Canyon Country, CA) for the game-winning goal at the 69:04 mark, lifting the Lady Mustangs past the Griffins.
By the end of the match, Benson tallied three shots, three shots on goals, and one assist, while Goff claimed two shots, two shots on goal, and the day’s lone goal. Goalkeeper Ilyssa Espiritu (Bakersfield, CA saved three shots on goal. Total, TMC tallied 12 shots and 11 shots on goal, surpassing Westminster’s eight shots and three shots on goal.
Lewis further assessed the match by saying “We made a forward line change in the 66th minute with Aletheia Stroup, Kelsey Kakaua and Stephanie Albright that really changed the game. Their defensive pressure changed the momentum, and we scored in the 69th minute. After that, we buckled down and closed the game out. Credit goes to our girls for grinding it out against a top level opponent.”
With the win, The Master’s College women’s soccer team’s overall record now sits at a spotless 3-0. Notably, the Lady Mustangs have outscored their last three opponents 12-0.
Next up for the Lady Mustangs is a road trip to Arizona where they will face Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Saturday, August 31, at 6:00 PM.