Freshman midfielder Danielle Cary scored the game’s only goal in the 24th minute, and junior goalkeeper Jules Harris and the Warrior defense made the score stand up as the women’s soccer team beat the Mercyhurst Lakers 1-0 on a wet field in Erie, Pa.
ESU outshot Mercyhurst 17-6 and maintained complete control over the game.
Harris only had to make two saves as she posted her fifth shutout of the season.
Head coach Rob Berkowitz was measured in doling out praise for her goalkeeper.
“The team has defended really well, and when Jules has been needed, she’s been very good,” said Berkowitz.
The Warriors are now 6-0. This is their best start in program history.
Berkowitz said plainly, “We are off to a good start.”
“Four out of our first six games were on the road, so it’s nice to get off to the start that we did,” said Berkowitz.
Berkowitz gave credit to two freshman midfielders for ESU’s hot start.
“Syd Hicks and Danielle Cary have come in and really stepped up for us this season,” said Berkowitz.
“We try to do our best every day. Hopefully, we’ll keep it rolling,” said Berkowitz.
On Monday, junior midfielder Sammi Ortiz was announced as the PSAC Women’s Soccer Co-Athlete of the Week for the third week of the season.
The Warriors (6-0) are back in action against Clarion at home on Saturday.
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