Capital Women’s Soccer Spreads the Wealth in 3-0 Win over Thomas More

Pictured: Olivia Rotolo (photo credit: Spencer Dilyard)
Pictured: Olivia Rotolo (photo credit: Spencer Dilyard)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Capital University Women's Soccer faced a tough test with its second game in two days on Sunday against Thomas More College but the Crusaders showed no signs of fatigue in their 3-0 win.

The contest between Capital and the Saints was originally scheduled for Sept. 5 but sever weather in the area postponed the game before it could start. On Sunday though, Capital wasted no time getting going with a shot inside the first minute by Carlee Murry. The Crusaders took four shots in the opening 10 minutes of the game compared to just one from Thomas More, a sign of things to come.

Capital kept its intensity up in the first half and on its seventh shot, the Crusaders opened the scoring. Capital earned a corner that was taken by Bridget Mallin and found freshman Olivia Rotolo in front of the goal who smashed it home. The goal was the first of her Capital career.

Capital went into halftime leading 1-0 and had a 9-5 advantage in shots. That lead grew in the second half as the Crusaders outshot Thomas more 8-3 in the final 45 minutes and added two more scores.

The first came in the 66th minute on an unassisted score from Mallin and then in the 80th minute, Allyssa Kimbler iced the contest with her second score of the season. Thomas More attempted only one shot after Capital took a 3-0 lead.

This was Capital's first shutout of the season as the Crusaders received a strong performance from keeper Hannah Klotzche. In her second start of the season, the senior made five saves and improved her 2018 record to 3-0. Klotzche has now made 16 saves in her three appearances this season.

The Crusaders will play their first mid-week game in two weeks on Wednesday, Sept. 26 when they host Ohio Wesleyan University in the first game of a soccer doubleheader with Capital Men's Soccer. The women's game will kick off at 4 p.m. at Bernlohr Stadium with the men's game to follow.