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Women's soccer rebounds with shutout win

September 10, 2012
By Randy Payton of University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande Sports Information

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Taylor Ahrens scored the first goal of her collegiate career to give the University of Rio Grande a first half lead and fellow freshman Kasey Crow added an insurance marker in the second half, as the RedStorm blanked Daemen College, 2-0, Saturday afternoon, in the Redhawks Classic hosted by Roberts Wesleyan University.

    Rio Grande upped its record to 2-3 with the victory, rebounding from a shutout loss to the host school less than 24 hours earlier.

    Daemen also fell to 2-3 with a third straight loss, marking the first time its been under the .500 mark since a season-ending loss in 2009 left the Wildcats at 7-8-1.

    Ahrens, a midfielder from Ross, Ohio, found the back of the net off of a corner kick by senior Vanessa Montgomery (Chillicothe, OH) at the 27:47 mark of the first half.

    Crow, a forward from Chillicothe, made it 2-0 just over four minutes into the second period, scoring on a header from the left side, via an assist from senior Jessica Gall (Mount Vernon, OH).

    The RedStorm managed the victory despite being outshot, 20-9.

    Sophomore goalkeeper Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH) recorded nine saves en route to the shutout win.

    Daemen net-minder Kayla Hampton had four saves in a losing cause for the Wildcats.

    Rio will attempt to get to the .500 mark for the first time this season when it returns to action on Wednesday afternoon, traveling to Grayson, Ky. for a 4 p.m. kickoff with Kentucky Christian University.

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