Score: Evangel 3, Park 1
Records: Evangel (6-2; 4-2), Park (2-4; 2-4)
Location: Parkville, Mo.
PARKVILLE, Mo. - Evangel women's soccer rides three first-half goals to a 3-1 victory over Heart newcomers Park Pirates.
Sedona Townsend got things going when she scored off a pass from Bianca Biffert in the 16th minute. Alyson Reinold doubled the lead when she hit the top left corner from outside the 18-yard box in the 35th minute. Bianca Biffert finished off the scoring for Evangel with four minutes left in the first half when she neatly slotted home a pass from Renon Kirkpatrick right in front of the goal.
Park scored their lone goal in the 46th minute.
Head Coach Bruce Deaton made this comment following the game: "Good afternoon of soccer for the ladies, we moved the ball very well in possession to create some nice goals were able to build a 3-0 cushion at the half. We continued to attack very well throughout the remainder of the game and created a number of additional opportunities but were unable to find the back of the net in the second half. I thought outside the first minute of the second half we did a very nice job defending and dealt with their attack very effectively."
Reinold and Biffert each led Evangel with two shots on goal.
Abbey Schmidt played the full ninety minutes in the goal for the Crusaders. She recorded two saves and allowed one goal.
Evangel hosts Grand View on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Coryell Field. Kickoff is slated for noon.