Rachel Morrison's Goal Lifts Soccer to 3-2 Win over Robert Morris, Improves to 2-0

Cara Armstrong
Cara Armstrong

Moon Township, Pa. -- Junior Rachel Morrison scored her first career goal just 12 seconds after Robert Morris knotted the match at 2-2 and lifted the Youngstown State women's soccer team to a 3-2 victory over the Colonials on Friday evening.

With the win, the Guins improve to 2-0 for the first time since 1999, while Robert Morris falls to 0-3.

Sophomore Cara Armstrong gave the Guins a 1-0 lead at the 13:38 mark after blasting a shot into the upper right corner of the goal from a pass from junior Allison Ludwig. It marked Armstrong's first career goal.

Robert Morris tied the game at 1-1 at the 25:03 mark when a shot by RMU's Lauren Sulkowski bounced past YSU goalkeeper Ali Viola.

Just 10 minutes into the second half, sophomore Chelsey Haney put the Guins ahead, 2-1, on a breakaway shot into the left side of the goal after a long pass from freshman Shannon Leghart.

The Colonials tied the match at 2-2 when Alex Sarsfield launched a 45-yard shot over Viola's head and into the net with at the 64:22 mark.

Morrison took the ensuing kickoff and dribbled through the Colonials defense and buried the game-winning goal at the 64:34 mark of the second half.

The Guins host Buffalo, Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the 2012 home opener at 3 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium.

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