Women’s soccer beats Chippewas

The Eastern Michigan University women’s soccer team extended their winning streak to four games with their 2-0 win over the Central Michigan University Chippewas Sept. 30. Powered by goals from sophomore forward Angela Vultaggio and sophomore midfielder Martha Stevens, the Eagles were able to easily beat the Chippewas.

The game was scoreless until 35:08 of the first half, when Vultaggio scored her fifth goal of the season. Junior forward and midfielder Stephanie Clarke was credited with the assist, her fourth of the year.

Stevens added her first goal of the season at the 71:09 mark in the second half and that was all the Eagles needed to give redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jenna O’Dell her seventh win.

Five of O’Dell’s seven wins this year have been shutouts, and she sports an impressive 0.98 goals against average for the year and a .863 save percentage which is first in the Mid-American Conference.
When asked about O’Dell’s success this year, head coach Scott Hall said, “She’s been great. The more games she plays, the more confident she is. She makes the saves she’s supposed to make.”

Vultaggio’s goal against CMU tied her for fourth in the MAC in goals scored with her fellow Eagle, sophomore forward Bianca Rossi. They each have five goals on the season. Vultaggio also added an assist on the goal from Stevens and is tied for fourth with five assists as well.

The offense has been playing well this year which is undoubtedly helping their record.

“We’re getting goals from a lot of spots,” Hall said.

The team plays their next game Oct. 5 when they travel to Muncie, Ind. to take on the Ball State Cardinals. The Eagles defeated Ball State at home last year by a score of 5-1. The game is set to begin at 3 p.m.

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