In a match-up of undefeated women’s soccer teams, Westmont tallied three second-half goals to record a 3-0 shutout over UC Merced on the Bobcats’ home pitch.
Amarys Machado, Ande Siegel and Reese Davidson provided the scoring to help Westmont improve its record to 4-0. So far this season, the Warriors have outscored their opponents 13-1.
UC Merced is 1-1-1
“UC Merced is a very dynamic, dangerous team that likes to catch you in transition,” said Westmont head coach Jenny Jaggard of the Warriors’ opponent.”
Westmont took four second-half shots and scored on three of them. The first goal came in the 48th minute with Machado connecting from the top of the 18-yard box.
“Amarys set herself up with a good touch and buried it with a shot in a low corner,” reported Jaggard.
Machado’s goal was her first of the season and marked the eighth Warrior to score in just four games. It was the fourth goal of the sophomore’s career.
Westmont began to pull away in the 57th minute on Siegel’s second goal of the year.
The Warriors put the game away in the 74th minute with the fifth goal of the season by senior Reese Davidson.
Davidson has now scored in three of the Warriors’ four games and has produced a remarkable shot percentage of .417 (five goals on 12 shots).
Westmont will put their four-game winning streak on the line on Wednesday when they host Saint Katherine (1-2-1) in the second game of a men’s and women’s doubleheader at Thorrington Field. The women’s game, which is slated to kick off at 3:15 p.m., will follow a men’s match-up between Westmont and Whittier scheduled for 12:30. With a win over Saint Katherine, the Warriors can start the season 5-0 for the first time since 2016.