Winbush and Pattison Lead Women’s Soccer to 4-0 Win over Shawnee State
Freshman Enajah Winbush and junior Pip Pattison each scored two goals as the Bluefield College women’s soccer team defeated Shawnee State, 4-0, in a Mid-South Conference match on Saturday afternoon at East River Soccer Complex.
October 20, 2012
Enajah Winbush scored her second game winning goal of the season for the Rams
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Freshman Enajah Winbush and junior Pip Pattison each scored two goals as the Bluefield College women’s soccer team defeated Shawnee State, 4-0, in a Mid-South Conference match on Saturday afternoon at East River Soccer Complex.
"I'm very proud of our girls for persevering," said Head Coach Chase Neidig. “It has been a frustrating and challenging period recently with a couple losses. Today was rewarding to get our third conference win and third shutout. Now it’s time to prepare for Wednesday and Rio Grande.”
Following a corner kick by the Bears in the sixth minute, Pattison took the first shot of the game in the eighth minute but her effort went wide of the goal.
SSU (7-9-0, 3-5-0 MSC) forced the first save of the match when Aubrey Johnson’s attempt was collected by BC’s goalkeeper Kayla Richardson in the ninth minute before Haley Ruggles attempt was also collected by Richardson in the 13th minute.
The Rams (7-8-0, 3-5-0 MSC) struck first when Callan Camin fed Winbush for her fifth goal of the season at the 14:41 mark.
That goal by the Woodbrige, Va., native gave Bluefield its 32nd goal of the season and Camin’s 10th assist of the year – improving on both records.
After Jessica Fair’s attempt went high at the 26:09 mark the Rams held Shawnee in check preventing the Portsmouth, Ohio, squad from taking another shot for nearly 20 minutes.
“We made a couple of adjustments and the girls responded very well,” said Neidig.
After seven straight fouls Fair attempted another strike with just nine minutes remaining in the half only to see it sail wide of the net.
Enajah Winbush stuck for the second time of the match at the 8:19 mark giving the hosts a 2-0 lead.
The Freedom High School graduate collected the ball near the halfway line and charged down the right wing before bursting past the Bears back line where she smashed home her sixth goal of the season beating Emily Kuehn at the near post.
The Rams continued to push forward as Pip Pattison’s shot was followed by a corner kick by Callan Camin with just over a minute to go in the opening half.
The pressure paid dividends when Pattison was brought down in the box earning the Rams all-time scoring leader a spot kick with seven seconds left in the opening 45 minutes.
Pattison stepped up and calmly converted the chance beating Shelbi Halverson who replaced Kuehn with five minutes left in the half. The goal, Pattison’s 14th of the season gave BC a commanding 3-0 lead at the break.
Through the opening 45 minutes Bluefield held 6-4 advantage in shots and a 4-2 mark in shots on target. The Rams also held a slight 2-1 lead in corner kicks.
Bluefield poured the pressure on in the second half outshooting the visitors 6-3 including back-to-back shots by Pattison in the opening 30 seconds of the half that were turned away by Halverson.
The Rams defense held strong as Richardson made three saves in the final half to keep the Bears from scoring.
Pattison found the back of the net for her second of the game with seven minutes remaining when Missy Baines provided the Richmond, Va., native a pinpoint pass. The 5-foot-6 midfielder slotted the ball past Halverson for the second time giving Bluefield a well-deserved 4-0 victory.
The Rams continue its final home stand on Wednesday, Oct. 24 for its final MSC match at 5 p.m., against Rio Grande (Ohio). Bluefield also hosts West Liberty (W.Va.), on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
NOTES FROM THE RIDGE…
RECORD BREAKERS: Winbush’s goals gave her 14 career points, good for a freshman best in Bluefield’s list … her four points in a single game was a career-high … Callan’s assist gave her a team leading 10 on the season, which is a BC record for most assists in a single season and career … Bluefield is now 3-5-0 in the Mid-South Conference after an 1-38-3 (.059 percent) mark in the Appalachian Athletic Conference between 2007-2011 … the win gave Bluefield a 4-3-0 mark at home this fall – two wins away from tying the single season record for home victories.