Babson Park, Fla. – The Robert Morris Women’s Soccer team defeated Webber International University (Fla.) by a score of 3-0 on Saturday, September 15th for the team’s third straight victory. With the victory, the Eagles improved their record to 3-4 on the season.
The Eagles came out ready to play in the first half and applied constant pressure to the Webber International defense. Florence Dadson put the Eagles on the board in the 12th minute with a left-footed rocket from 30 yards out for the 1-0 lead. Eleven minutes later Dadson had an almost identical strike for a 2-0 lead but this time with her right foot. Dadson now has six goals in three games since returning to the Eagles line-up. RMU added a third goal in the 41st minute when Linda Eshun hammered home a long free kick from Karina Munoz. The goal was Eshun’s third this season.
The second half saw a more lethargic RMU team, but the Eagles backline of Olivia Amoako, Shannon Bennett, Karina Munoz, and Stephanie Barrera along with goalkeeper Ana Hernandez kept the Warriors at bay and off the scoreboard for the first shut-out of 2012. Hernandez made eight saves to earn her first career collegiate shut-out.
“I like the way we came out to start this game,” stated Eagles Head Coach Kurt Melcher. “We were focused and ready to play but now we have to make sure we keep that focus for a full ninety minutes. Conference play is up next and there is no room for error or let downs against a tough and organized Saint Francis team.”
The Eagles begin CCAC Conference play on Saturday, September 22nd against the University of Saint Francis in the opening game of a doubleheader with the RMU men’s team. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. at Redmond Athletic Complex in Bensenville with the men’s game to follow at 6:30 P.M. There will also be a special memorial in between games to honor men’s soccer player Jesus Lupian, who passed away earlier this summer.