Silber recorded five saves on the way to her first collegiate win and shutout.
After dropping their opening game on Saturday 9-1 to Saint Thomas University(Fla.) in the JWU Denver Kickoff Classic, the McPherson College women's soccer team bounced back Monday with a 2-0 win over Johnson & Wales University(Colo.) in the wrap up game of the Classic. The win evens the Bulldogs record at 1-1 and gives first year Head Coach Mark Olson his first win as a collegiate coach.
In Saturday's game McPherson was able to avoid the shutout when Alexis Lynn knocked in a ball off a corner kick by Kacy Fry in the 80th minute. Emma Van Donselaar led Mac with three shots, including two on goal, while both of Lynn's attempts found the frame. Danielle Kakebeen was credited with one Bulldog shot as well, while Christie Silber played a full 90 minutes in goal for Mac in her college debut, making five saves.
Saint Thomas held the team edge in shots at 21-6, including 14-4 in shots on goal. Both teams had three corner kicks in the game.
In Monday's game not only did Olson record his first win but Silber recorded five saves on the way to her first collegiate win and shutout. Kakebeen got the scoring started in the third minute on a pass across the box from Ana Guerrero, chipping the ball to the right of the Wildcat goalkeeper and gave the Bulldogs a lead they would not relinquish. Mac's insurance goal came off the foot of Lynn as she put in a rebound of a JWU save to record her second goal in as many games.
JWU had eleven shots on goal to McPherson's five. Guerrero had two for Mac while Kakebeen, Lynn and Veronica Samaniego each were credited with one.
The Bulldogs are idle until Sept. 2 when they host future Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member Avila University at 1 p.m. at The Kennel.