Women’s Soccer Holds Strong in 1-0 Victory Over Mount Union

Pictured: Jordan Fike (9) and Maggie Peddicord (16). Photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography
Pictured: Jordan Fike (9) and Maggie Peddicord (16). Photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One goal is all that was needed to decide a winner of Saturday night's Ohio Athletic Conference women's soccer match between the University of Mount Union and Capital University. Capital junior Jordan Fike had the game-winning strike to help Capital earn its 10th win of the season in a 1-0 victory over the Purple Raiders at Bernlohr Stadium.

The Purple Raiders (6-6-0, 3-2-0 OAC) and the Crusaders (10-3-0, 4-1-0 OAC) played to a nil-nil score heading into halftime, but Jordan Fike (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) broke the tie in the 57th minute. Maggie Peddicord (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Valley) sent the ball into the box where Fike stepped in front of the ball, settled it down, turned and struck it straight to the back of the Mount Union cage.

The goal was Fike's fourth of the season to give her a team-leading 11 points on the year.

Peddicord now has at least one point in five out of her last six games with assists in back-to-back matches. She now has four helpers on the year and 10 points.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Bachmann (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville Community) was called upon on multiple occasions and kept the Purple Raiders off the board. She turned down Mount Union's best scoring chance early in the first half when a free kick was taken following a Capital foul to which she tapped out and the ensuing shot flew high of the crossbar. She finished with four saves and pitched her third shutout of the season en route to win number seven on the year.

Bachmann's counterpart, Michelle Kissane, made eight saves on the evening.

Capital has now won five of its last six matches and will hit the road for Wednesday night's game at Muskingum University. The Crusaders and Fightin' Muskies square off in New Concord, Ohio at 7 p.m. that evening.