After winning Friday Oct 14. against the Ohio University Bobcats 2-0 Kaylin Williams was happy about getting her fifth career shutout for the Eastern Michigan University women’s soccer team.
“I wanted to not let them score”, said Williams. “The whole team worked really hard the whole game defensively so that was kind of my motivation for them and to get a big save at the end.”
Within the first 70 seconds of action, the Eagles (5-8-2. MAC 3-4-0) were on the board behind Senior Rachel Washburn first ever career goal. After a save to keep a one goal lead over the Bobcats, senior Stef Barcelos gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead after a goal in the 37 minute of action.
Despite being outshot by the Ohio 11-9; the Eagles were able to maintain its lead behind a last chance save by Williams – secured a 2-nil victory heading into senior day.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kaylin Williams earned her second straight shutout as the Eastern Michigan University’s soccer team come away with a scoreless draw against Kent State University at Scicluna Field Sunday, Oct. 16. EMU was outshot 14-9 versus the Golden Flashes, but Williams held the game scoreless in the first half behind the three strong saves.
Senior midfielder Jennifer Bentley credited the communication between the goalkeeper for such a strong defensive outing. “She’s really progressed with communication letting everyone know where each other is at, helping us down there on defense.”
Williams ended the game with six total saves as the Eagles received a scoreless draw versus the Mid-American Conference leader Kent State.
EMU recognized senior day at halftime with Bentley, Rachel Washburn, Madison Hirsch, Ellie Tillar, Stef Barcelos, Gabriella Mancini and Michelle Rollins all playing their home game of their careers.
The Eagles hit the road for its final two games in conference play – first on the road against University at Buffalo Thursday, Oct. 21 before facing the Zips of Akron University, Oct 23.