Campus Corner: Welker\’s Shutout Streak Ends for Allegheny

MEADVILLE — The Oberlin College women\’s soccer team made the most of its chances, scoring goals early and late in the second period to upset Allegheny 2-0 for its first North Coast Athletic Conference win of the season Tuesday night at Frank B. Fuhrer Field.

Allegheny freshman goalkeeper Michelle Welker of Clearfield had not allowed a goal in just over 294 minutes when the Yeowomen\’s Betsy Leach headed a cross from Joelle Sesar past her just 1:12 after halftime. Sesar scored the clincher on a breakaway with 8:04 remaining.

The Gators (9-6, 2-3 in the NCAC) outshot the visitors by an amazing 35-5 margin, including a 13-3 advantage in shots on goal, but Oberlin (6-8-1, 1-3) goalie Sara Grabinski registered an NCAC season-high 13 saves.

Welker had only one save, her 61st of the season. She has a save percentage of 85.9 and a goals-against average of .75. Allegheny is 9-4 with Welker in goal, including six shutouts.

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