Case Western blanks Lebanon Valley
Spartans earn first NCAA tournament victory in program history
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Competing in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history, 19th-ranked Case Western Reserve earned a 3-0 victory versus Lebanon Valley on Saturday afternoon at Case Field. The Spartans, playing host to the frist two rounds and shutouts. Lebanon Valley's season ends at 13-6-3.
After a scoreless first half, Case Western Reserve broke through in the 68th minute when junior defender Maeve Goede collected the ball during a scramble in front of the net and knocked it past Flying Dutchmen goalkeeper Sami Young.
The Spartans added to their lead at 73:23 when junior midfielder Alyssa Lauzau scored on a rebound following a shot from freshman midfielder Jessica Sabers.
Freshman midfielder Christine Straka sealed the deal at 79:12 with a tapper following a double-cross from Sabers and Lauzau.
For the game, the Spartans outshot the Flying Dutchmen 15-12. Senior goalkeeper Anna Kennedy totaled five saves to earn the victory for Case Western Reserve.