October 17, 2012
Santa Barbara, Calif. – Four unanswered goals over the course of 90 minutes were exactly what the #13 Westmont Warriors (10-3-1, 6-1 GSAC) needed in order to secure a comfortable second place seat in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings. Twenty-first in the NAIA’s Top 25 Polls, the Lady Mustangs (9-4-2, 4-3 GSAC) now sit at third in the GSAC's standings after suffering their biggest loss of the season.
TMC’s losing streak was extended to three, as Westmont gained a 1-0 advantage thirteen minutes into the match when Mallory Mitchell ousted the Mustang’s defense, scoring her third goal of the year.
Matters only got worse for TMC when Westmont’s Ashley Correa, the GSAC’s second highest scorer, bagged a hat-trick against the Mustangs.
The Warriors lead doubled 25 minutes later when Correa scored in unassisted fashion. Heading into the half down by two, TMC was held to no more than four shots in the first stanza.
Correa made it 3-0 shortly after the interval when the Warrior put another goal past TMC’s Ilyssa Espiritu (Bakersfield, CA) with an assist from Aolani Rueff.
Completing the hat-trick with four seconds left on the clock, Correa notched her 10th goal of the year and sent the Mustangs on their way.
Statistically, the match was all Westmont, which was evident by the Warriors outshooting TMC 14-11, and 6-5 in shots on goal.
Still in the hunt for a first place conference finish, the Lady Mustangs return to Reese Field for their final regular season match on Saturday against Arizona Christian. Kick-off is set for 11:00 AM.