The McPherson College women's soccer team opened its season with a commanding 3-0 win over Mid-America Christian University on Saturday at McPherson Stadium.
Junior midfielder Ana Guerrero opened the scoring with a tally in the 18th minute as she snuck a shot past Evangels keeper Kenady Maynard.
Fellow junior Danielle Kakebeen added a second goal in the waning seconds of the first half to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead at the break. Senior mid Bereniz Velazquez was credited with an assist on the goal.
Senior forward Cydney Lewis a second-team All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Association pick last year and a preseason All-KCAC selection this fall, capped the scoring with a goal in the 58th minute.
McPherson limited MACU to six shots overall, including just three on goal. Senior goalkeeper Sheryl Evans, who joined Lewis on both the 2015 All-KCAC second team and the 2016 Preseason All-KCAC squad, was credited with three saves while keeping a clean sheet.
Guerrero was the only MC player with multiple shots as six different players combined for seven shots overall.
Maynard took the loss in goal for MACU, 0-1-0, allowing two goals on four shots with one save while playing the first half. Madison Donihoo played the second half, allowing one goal on three shots and making one save.
"[This was a] nice opening win for the ladies," said head coach Doug Quint. "There were some very nice moments in possession today and definitely a lot of positive things to build upon. Danielle Kakebeen and Ana Guerrero showed today the offensive contributions we expect from them all year. Defensively, you have to love opening the year with a shutout.
The Bulldogs,1-0-0, picked seventh in the KCAC Preseason Coaches Poll, continue non-conference play Wednesday evening as Central Christian College makes the trip across town for a game under the lights at McPherson Stadium. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.