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CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Shawnee State Women’s soccer broke out of its offensive slump in a big way Tuesday afternoon at Ohio Christian. The Bears (3-6) tied their season high with five goals against the Trailblazers (1-2) and recorded their first shutout of the year on the defensive end. The Bears spread the scoring around as Schuyler Jones was the only Bear to tally twice. She also added an assist to give her five points for the game.
The Bears broke onto the scoreboard first with a goal in the first 31 seconds when Jones took the pass from Teresa Welch and converted the early chance. For Jones, it was her first career goal at Shawnee State. The assist to Welch was the first of her season and eighth of her Shawnee State career.
In the 19th minute, Brittney Brooks would put her team up 2-0 with her team-leading fourth goal of the season. The goal was the 37th career goal for the Bears’ senior. SSU would carry that 2-0 lead into the half. Over the first 45 minutes, the Bears took 16 shots and put 10 of those attempts on target. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Shawnee State did not allow a single Ohio Christian shot during the opening 45 minutes.
Just under nine minutes into the second half, it was Jones that would again tally early in the half. This time, it was Brooks that assisted on the freshman’s second goal of the game. The assist was the second of the year for Brooks. She now has 86 career points at Shawnee State.
In addition to Jones, two more freshmen would make their way on the score sheet with goals in the second half to cap off the 5-0 victory. Jessica Fair found the back of the net off a feed from Katy Castillo. It was the third goal of the season for Fair and first helper of the season for Castillo. The final goal came off the foot of Hannah Figlestahler. Her goal came off the feed from Jones. For Figlestahler, it was the second goal of her rookie campaign and the assist was the first of the year for Jones.
Overall, the Bears held a 28-1 advantage in shots and 17-1 edge in shots on goal. Staci Johnson, Jones and Brooks each finished with a team-high five shots. Figlestahler took a total of four shots on Tuesday and put three on target, while Fair made the most of her only shot with the game’s fifth goal. In goal, Shelbi Halverson went untested for the first 79:15. She was replaced by Emily Kuehn, who played the final 10:45 in goal. She was called on to make one save in the final minutes to preserve the first shutout of the season.
After their second five goal output of the season, the Bears will look to keep that momentum rolling on their home turf as they open up a three-game home stand. All three of those matches will be Mid-South meetings. The home stand will begin this Sunday at 5 p.m. when No. 3 Lindsey Wilson descends on the Shawnee Turf.