No. 3 West Chester downs Ursinus
West Chester now 15-14-3 overall in Snell Cup matches
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- West Chester received goals from three different individuals to win back the Snell Cup 3-1 in a renewal of one of the oldest regional rivalries with Division III powerhouse Ursinus Sunday.
Brynn Adams tipped home a blast from Leah Angstadt off a penalty corner in the 29th minute to give the Golden Rams an early 1-0 lead. Angstadt also set up West Chester’s second goal of the game 50 seconds before halftime when she passed over to Carly Buckwalter on another corner and the junior back fired one home, doubling the visitors’ lead.
Michele Schrift made it a 3-0 lead three minutes into the second half when she beat Ursinus goalkeeper Jill Lukens (12 saves) from the center of the circle. The host Bears finally got on the board when Alyssa Thren knocked in a rebound of her own shot late in the game to ruin WCU goalkeeper Kristin Arnold’s shutout bid.
“It was just a great 70-minute game,” West Chester first-year head coach Amy Cohen commented after coaching in her first Snell Cup contest. “We played under control the entire game.”
West Chester (12-3) ended a two-year losing streak against Ursinus (10-3) in the series and picked up its first road win against the Bears since 2005 with the victory at Eleanor Frost Snell Field. West Chester took a 15-14-3 lead in the Snell Cup and a 24-23-9 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to the 1920s.