By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a quiet first 45 minutes on Tuesday night, Capital University Women's Soccer's offense caught fire in the cold weather and scored three goals in the second half to beat Heidelberg University (9-8-1, 3-5-0 OAC), 3-0.
Capital (8-7-1, 6-2-0 OAC) dominated the first half with 15 shots to Heidelberg's one but couldn't find the back of the net. Whatever was said at halftime though ignited the Crusaders and the team came out ready to attack.
In the 60th minute with Capital on the offensive, Amanda Kachaylo (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) dribbled the ball through thre center of the field in Heidelberg's end. As Carlee Murry (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) crossed in front of her, Kachaylo passed the ball off to Murry. While moving to her right, Murry struck the ball and sent it into the bottom corner of the goal to put Cap up 1-0.
Just four minutes later, the Crusaders were awarded a penalty kick. Allyssa Kimbler (London, Ohio/London) calmly stepped to the spot and converted her first penalty try of the year and Capital led 2-0.
In the 65th minute, the Crusaders sealed the win with a goal from Mary Bushee (San Marcos, Calif./San Marcos). With the ball on the right side of the pitch, Amy Burt (Piqua, Ohio/Piqua) let off a shot that deflected off of Heidelberg goalkeeper Alexandra Farmer. Farmer was unable to control the rebound though and Bushee was there to hammer it home.
For the game, Capital outshot Heidelberg 27-7 and had a 10-2 advantage in shots on goal.
Goalkeeper Kelly Bachmann (Zionsville, Ind/Zionsville Community) got the start for the Crusaders and made one save. Hannah Klotzsche (Avon, Ind./Avon) relieved Bachmann in the 72nd minute and also made a save.
Capital is now 6-2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference and are second in the conference standings with one game to play until the conference tournament.
The Crusaders will be home for their final regular season match of the year on Friday, Oct. 27 against Baldwin Wallace University. That game is scheduled for 7 p.m. with Senior Night festivities set to take place a few minutes before kickoff.