Senior Courtney Lavin scored her first career goal in the 80th minute to lead the Youngstown State women's soccer team to its fourth straight win with a 1-0 victory over Fort Wayne on Friday evening at Farmers National Bank Field.
The Penguins improve to 4-1 on the season and match the best start in program history. The win also marks YSU's fourth consecutive shutout, which is also a school record. Fort Wayne falls to 0-4 on the season.
Youngstown State and Fort Wayne played an extremely physical game and a tightly contested match for 90 minutes. Late in the second half, the Penguins were able to apply pressure on the Mastodons defense. Freshman Sydney Ossege crossed the ball from the right corner and found Lavin in the center of the box, who blasted a shot into the right-lower corner of the net, at the 79:22 mark.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kylee Moffett tallied two saves and extended her shutout streak to four. Her total also ranks second on the single-season shutout chart and is just one shy of tying the record of five.
The Penguins visit Buffalo, Sunday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.