MT. VERNON, Iowa -- Three different players found the back of the net, two goalkeepers combined for the shutout, and the Simpson women's soccer team beat Cornell 3-0 on Wednesday night.
The Storm (2-5-0) were outshot 16-12 on the night, but held the advantage until the final 21 minutes of the game when the result was already in hand.. Madeline Schulenberg made three saves in nearly 60 minutes between the posts and Aspen Brockhouse made two saves in the final 30-plus minutes.
How it Happened
26' | A Cornell foul in the penalty box led to Simpson's first scoring opportunity. Shortly after a shot by Mackenzie Finnegan sailed high, Aimee Shrock converted the penalty shot to give Simpson a 1-0 lead.
32' | Payton Atwood found Finnegan for the Storm's second goal, which followed a corner kick attempt by Cornell. The Storm countered the try to take a 2-0 lead into the halftime break.
Quotes from Coach Reinert
"It feels good to be rewarded with a win and shutout for the hard work this group has put in. With the conference schedule in mind, tonight's match was great to find some rhythm in the final third of the field and grind out 90 minutes without conceding defensively.
"We have been progressing positively for some time and are a hungry group ready to surprise some conference foes in the near future."
• With the win, the Storm avenged a 5-0 home loss to Cornell a year ago
• The shutout is Simpson's first of the season and first since an 8-0 win at Iowa Wesleyan on Oct. 2, 2017
Simpson opens American Rivers Conference play at Central on Saturday, Sept. 22. Start time is set for 1 p.m. in Pella.