Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 23, 2010) - The JBU women’s soccer team went to work on a damp Saturday afternoon and defeated Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 4-0 to inch up one spot in the SAC standings. The ladies are now 10-3-1 overall and 6-2 in the SAC.
JBU quickly set the tempo after scoring an early goal in the second minute of action when Camille Malkiewicz hung a cross to Jodi Knack who finished it for her first goal of the day.
After several missed opportunities throughout the half, the Eagles managed to score their second goal when Cheyenne Padgett took advantage of a scramble in the box and put it away for a 2-0 cushion heading into the break.
In the second period, the ladies continued to control time of possession and put the pressure on MACU. The pressure paid off early in the half when Knack managed to score a second goal off a header after taking the feed from Alex McMichael in the 49th minute.
In the 76th minute, freshman Ashley Cochran put in the fourth and final goal for the Eagles to help them cruise to the finish line.
Faith Thurman finished with four saves on the day for JBU.
This is the ladies third consecutive shutout victory, which began with a 3-0 win over Rogers State (Okla.) on October 16.
The ladies will close out the regular season at home on Tuesday against Science & Arts of Okla. at 1 p.m. on Alumni Field.