Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight With 4-0 Victory Over Southern

Kyler Lum
Kyler Lum

New Orleans, La. -- The Youngstown State women's soccer team scored four goals in the second half en route to its third straight victory with a 4-0 win over Southern on Sunday morning.

With the win, the Penguins improve to 3-1 for just the second time in school history while Southern falls to 0-2 on the year.

Senior Kyler Lum scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Penguins offensively. Senior Marissa Martin and freshman Rasheda Abdul-Rahman each scored goals for YSU. Junior Alison Green and freshman Sydney Ossege were credited with assists, and sophomore goalkeeper Kylee Moffett collected her third straight shutout with five saves.

The Penguins started slow in a scoreless first half and were outshot, 7-3, in the first 45 minutes. The second half, however, was a different story. The Penguins peppered the Southern defense with 13 total shots in the second, including eight shots on goal.

Martin gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead at the 58:46 mark when she buried Ossege's cross into the back of the net. Abdul-Rahman pushed the Penguins advantage to 2-0 with her first career goal in the 77th minute.

Lum put the game out of reach with two goals within 64 seconds at the 82:31 and 83:35 marks. Lum has scored a goal in the last three matches.

The Penguins return home to host IPFW, Friday, Sept. 1. Kickoff is set for 7:04 p.m. at Farmers National Bank Field.