Women's Soccer

Oakland Cruises to 5-1 Victory Over Eastern Illinois

Serena San Cartier had two goals and an assist in Oakland's victory Friday.

Serena San Cartier had two goals and an assist in Oakland's victory Friday.

Aug 23, 2013

Box Score

Charleston, Ill. - Serena San Cartier scored two goals, including the game-winner, while adding an assist in Oakland University's 5-1 season-opening victory over Eastern Illinois Friday afternoon at Lakeside Field.

Abigail Haelewyn scored the first goal of the game in the 9th minute, pairing with Joan Sieja to get on the board. But Eastern Illinois knotted the game in the 22nd minute off a corner kick.

San Cartier responded with the first of four unanswered Oakland goals in the 38th minute to give the Golden Grizzlies a 2-1 lead at the break. The senior forward then scored in the 66th minute to give Oakland a 3-1 edge.

"We came out really strong and we created a lot of chances," said interim head coach Dave Morgan, who registered his first victory as a collegiate head coach. "To get the goal and the end of the first half was important."

Alice Palmer wasted no time following San Cartier's second goal with a score of her own just two minutes later in the 67th minute.

Meghan Reynolds closed out the game's scoring in the 72nd minute with an unassisted goal. Oakland finished with a 30-9 advantage in shots, including a 16-3 mark in the decisive second half.

"We applied a ton of pressure, and eventually we wore them down," Morgan said. Our team worked extremely hard the entire second half. This win was a total team effort."

Oakland's Payj O'Shea gathered three saves in the win.

 

 

The Golden Grizzlies will next travel to the University of Michigan to take on the nationally-ranked Wolverines Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.

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