Women's Soccer Offensive Attack Continues Its Assault
March 23, 2013
CINCINNATI --- The Xavier University women's soccer team's offense continued to roll as XU recorded a 3-2 come-from-behind win tonight at Northern Kentucky. The Musketeers, coming off a three-goal performance on March 9 against Wright State, found the back of the net three more times tonight against NKU.
After falling behind 2-0 after 30 minutes of action, Xavier scored three unanswered goals to leave Highland Heights, Ky., with a 3-2 victory. The game was played on NKU's home field, which is the largest soccer pitch in college soccer. This made for an end to end game, featuring lots of offensive attacks.
"The special thing about tonight was that this was the first time in my tenure at Xavier that we have come back from a two-goal deficit and won" said Xavier head coach Woody Sherwood. "We played about sixty minutes of really attractive soccer. There are a few things defensively we need to clean up before our next match though. NKU is a very athletic, organized, well-coached team and they definitely caused some problems for us today. Ashton Green stepped up when we needed her the most and got two goals, the second one coming from a big-time assist from Laura Rao. Overall, to put back to back quality efforts together like we have this spring is hopefully a harbinger of what's to come next fall."
Down 2-0, Xavier roared back with two goals by Ashton Green. The Musketeers had several chances to put the third goal in but were denied by the NKU keeper. With under 10 minutes remaining, Tori Doss got her fourth goal of the spring to put XU up by one.
Xavier shifted into a defensive formation for the last five minutes of the match and secured the victory.