Capital Downed at Home by No. 8 Thomas More

Capital Downed at Home by No. 8 Thomas More

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Capital University women's soccer team hosted the Saints of Thomas More College on Wednesday afternoon at Bernlohr Stadium. The Crusaders struggled offensively against the eighth-ranked team in the nation, falling by a score of 4-0.

The Saints maintained an aggressive attack from the beginning as Capital struggled to find scoring opportunities. Capital was limited to just one shot attempt in the first half.

Thomas More forward Olivia Huber scored the first goal of the match in the 20th minute, finding the net by deflecting a clear attempt by Capital goalkeeper Alexis Brand.

The Saints built a 2-0 cushion before the half when Laura Felix weaved through the defense before she took a shot from 20 yards out that made its way to the upper-right corner of the goal.

Huber recorded her second goal of the match in the 40th minute, heading in a quick pass from teammate Josie Perrino. Thomas More's aggressive offense resulted in a 13-1 shot advantage after the first half.

The Crusaders were unable to penetrate the stout Thomas More defense throughout the match, as they were held to only five shots, while the Saints fired off 21.

Huber led all players with seven shots, three of which were on goal and included her two goals.

Senior forward Maura Fortino (Philadelphia, Pa.) led Capital with a pair of shots.

Alexis Brand (Orlando, Fla.) and Kim Leitch (Rocky River, Ohio) split time at goalkeeper, making three saves apiece. Brand was given the loss to bring her record to 2-2-0 on the season.

With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-2-0 but will look to get back on track next week at Waynesburg University on Wednesday, September 16 at 6 p.m.