Soccer

Morrison's Two Goals Leads Soccer's Streak to Four With 4-0 Win Over Canisius

Junior Rachel Morrison scored two goals and the Youngstown State soccer team extended its winning streak to four after knocking off Canisius, 4-0, on Friday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.

The Guins improve to 4-0 for the first time in school history while Canisius falls to 0-4 on the season.

Morrison, who has has a team-high three goals this season, became the first player to score two goals in a match since Jade Flory scord two against Ursuline College in 2011.

Morrison began the scoring when she received Allison Ludwig's corner kick and slapped a shot past Canisius goalkeeper Megan Tock at the 31:30 mark of the first half.

The Guins took a 2-0 lead when freshman Shannon Leghart entered a long pass into the penalt-box and a touch pass from Flory found Morrison for her second goal at the 58:57 mark.

Sophomore Chelsey Haney's got in the scoring column and gave the Guins a 3-0 at the 78.56 mark after taking a pass from Flory and streaking the last 30 yards for a one-on-one against Canisius keeper  Kailee DeFranks.

Sophomore Cara Armstrong tallied the Guins' final goal with just 12 seconds left in the match taking a pass from Leghart and streaking down the left sideline and blasting her second goal of the season into the lower-right corner from 20 yards out.

Junior goalkeeper Ali Viola posted her third shutout of the season and the fifth of her career career while collecting three saves.

The Guins visit Kent State, Friday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. in Kent, Ohio.