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The Mules have won the 11 games by a combined score of 38-3. The Shorewomen have
This game was closer, at least on the scoreboard. Despite outshooting Washington 37-1, the Shorewomen made it tough for the Mules to find the back of the net.
“Washington had a strong defense tonight,” said junior Jennifer Lynch. “They knew our strengths going in. They knew about our speed and were prepared.”
“Washington was very good on the counterattack,” said freshman Meghan O’Grady. “We had to be careful where we sent the ball on their end and make sure we were quick to get back in position.”
Junior Christina O’Grady scored an unassisted goal from 15 yards out with 21:04 left to play in the first. Freshman Nicolette Miller added to the Mules’ lead 15 minutes into the second half, off Meghan O’Grady’s corner kick.
“We were really aggressive in the box,” added Lynch. “We had trouble finishing, but we got two in and that’s important.”
Besides a tough Washington defense, Muhlenberg had another issue to deal with: its center back was out of commission for the game. But the Mules showed that they have other players willing to step up into such an important position.
“Emily Olson did a great job filling the spot,” said Meghan O’Grady. “The back line was confident and knew they could do it.”
“You can’t replace Sam Hoffman,” said Lynch. “But Emily Olson did a really good job at controlling the back. It was a good test for the back line.”
With the win, the Mules (8-3-1, 3-1) recorded their sixth shutout of the season and matched their win total from all of last year.
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