MARION, Ind. (Box Score) -- The No. 17-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University women's soccer team completed a perfect weekend with a 2-0 victory Saturday night over Georgetown (Ky.) College at the IWU Classic.
"I was really happy because last night (Georgetown) bunkered Spring Arbor and then counterattacked," said Indiana Wesleyan head coach Dr. John Bratcher. "Tonight they came out right after us. We knew what we were going to do but had to change because of their different approach. It took a few minutes to adjust and they got a couple of shots off. Then we just started clicking and I think our speed and pressuring the ball really worked."
Wildcat Field provided slippery conditions with rain preceding the start of the match and it lasted into the opening period.
"We saw some slips tonight," added Bratcher. "Goalkeepers were a little nervous with the ball because it's wet."
A pair of freshmen supplied all the scoring for Indiana Wesleyan. Midfielder Tracey Tiernon scored what would be the game-winner in the 22nd minute off an assist from junior midfielder Kelsey Johnston. The score would be the only in the first half.
IWU junior goalkeeper Jamie Speidel was busy during the first half, stopping all six Georgetown (1-3-1) shots on goal as the Tigers outshot the Wildcats 11-4 in the first 45 minutes. The second half would reverse course as IWU outshot the visitors 11-4.
Bratcher said, "Overall, I thought Jamie played great tonight and made some very good saves and was in good position during the first half. She wasn't too busy in the second half."
Indiana Wesleyan's second half goal came off the foot of midfielder Megan Hardesty. Her insurance goal in the 65th minute was assisted by senior forward Tori Lee.
Speidel made one save in the second half to collect the shutout victory for Indiana Wesleyan.
"Great team effort and we saw a lot of intensity out there."
In the first match tonight of the IWU Classic, Spring Arbor (Mich.) University defeated Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) 4-1.
The Wildcats (4-2-0) will take to the road next week in a classic in Mobile, Alabama. IWU will battle host and No. 22-ranked University of Mobile (Ala.) on Friday night and then Northwood (Texas) University on Saturday.