Women's Soccer Continues Its Spring Offensive Explosion

Ashton Green had a goal and an assist tonight.

Ashton Green had a goal and an assist tonight.

April 5, 2013

CINCINNATI --- The Xavier University women's soccer team continued its offensive explosion tonight, scoring four goals in spring season soccer action against the University of Indianapolis at the Xavier Soccer Complex. The defense stepped up as well, shutting out the visiting Greyhounds. The big story again, though, was the offense which has scored 10 goals in three games this Spring.

Tori Doss opened up the scoring in the 15th minute, tucking away a Taylor Dearbaugh shot which the Greyhounds goalie couldn't hold onto. Seven minutes later Mariah Whitaker scored on a textbook free kick from 25 yards out. In the second stanza of a game that was played with three 30 minute periods, the Musketeers changed formations and mixed up the lineup. The new lineup produced two more goals, one by Margaret Woods following an Ashton Green free kick and the second by Green as she turned and finished to the far post from 10 yards out. All four Xavier goals were score in the first 50 minutes of the 90 minutes of action.

"The first thirty minutes we were outstanding," said head coach Woody Sherwood. "We have been charting pass completion percentages and time of possession this spring and we had our highest number yet, at 76 percent pass completion as well as having possession of the ball for 70 percent of the first period.  We were able to attack a very good Indianapolis team with a lot of success.  To get four goals and give up none was a great accomplishment for this group."

Xavier continues its spring slate by hosting Indiana on Saturday at 4 p.m.