ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University women's soccer team made an early goal stand up as it defeated visiting St. Olaf College (Minn.) 1-0 in the Panthers' home debut on Friday night at Wilson Field. Chapman (2-0) begins the season with back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2010.
Freshman F Rosie Kerstetter scored her first career goal in the 11th minute off a pass from the right wing from junior M Olivia Do. The helper was Do's second assist in as many games for Chapman. The Panthers would not score again despite out-shooting St. Olaf 13-11 in the game and creating numerous scoring opportunities which included a flurry of shots late in the second half – one that hit the crossbar.
The Chapman defense kept a clean sheet for the second consecutive game to open the season. Panthers' junior GK Marissa Fehrman made four saves in 90 minutes for her first shutout of the year.
The Panthers hit the road for their next three matches – two against top-25 ranked teams: No. 6 Trinity (Texas) in Claremont on Sunday and a rematch with last year's first round NCAA playoff opponent No. 17 Hardin-Simmons (Texas).
by Doug Aiken
Sports Information Director
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