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Rams reach school record for wins

The Bluefield College women’s soccer team won a school record eighth game on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over Rio Grande (Ohio) at the East River Soccer Complex.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

October 24, 2012

Enajah Winbush

Freshman Enajah Winbush scored her seventh goal of the season 


BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The Bluefield College women’s soccer team won a school record eighth game on Wednesday night with a comanding 2-0 win over Rio Grande (Ohio) at the East River Soccer Complex.


The victory ensured the Rams secured the sixth seed in the up coming Mid-South Conference tournament with its program record fourth conference win.


Enajah Winbush netted her seventh goal of the season on an assist from fellow newcomer Jessica Dutka, while Tori Doyle scored her first career goal on an unassisted memorable volley. Nicole Bradley, Dakota Duckworth, Ashley Moreno, and Missy Baines held the Red Storm to just seven shots as the Kayla Richardson earned second straight shutout and fourth shutout of the season.


After the Rams opened the game forcing Allison Keeney into four saves while outshooting the RedStorm 4-2 Enajah Winbush broke the game open with her seventh goal of the season at the 17:40 mark. 

Winbush latched onto a a pinpoint pass from Dutka, made a brilliant first touch and slotted it past the Rio keeper with ease to give Bluefield its 1-0 lead. 


Dutka nearly doubled the lead with nine minutes remaining in the opening 45 minutes when she faught through two tackles and burried the ball past Allison Keeney but the goal was called back for an offside violation. 


The opening half concluded with the hosts holding the slight 1-0 lead despite a comanding 25-7 advantage in shots and a 7-0 lead in corner kicks through the first 45 minutes over Rio Grande. 


“Our girls showed a lot of heart tonight, we didn't play our best match of the season, but defensively we shut Rio Grande down for an entire 90 minutes. As a result it allowed us to find our attack and we scored two great goals,” head coach Chase Neidig said.


Missy Baines, Jessica Dutka, Enajah Winbush, Pip Pattison, and Callan Camin combined to outshoot the RedStorm 7-0 through the first 13 minutes of the second half but couldn't find their second goal of the game till Tori Doyle came on to replace Winbush.


Doyle replaced the Rams leading freshman scorer in the 25th minute then scored her first career goal just six minutes later.


Doyle was in the right place when a missed clearance by the RedStorm defense from a BC corner. The sophomore from Roanoke, Va., smashed home a one-time volley to give BC its 2-0 victory. 


"I give all the credit to our players for being committed to this season and making this season the best ever," said Neidig. "They've earned this victory and they earned the right to make their mark as the best team in program history."


The Rams have two regular season games remaining as they will first host West Liberty on Saturday at 10 a.m. before traveling to Southern Virginia next Wednesday. 


"I am excited as we look forward to making a push in the playoffs," said Neidig.


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