Women’s Soccer: Royals End the Season with Best Shut-out in Program History

The Royals recorded their best shut-out in program history against the Nebraska Christian College Sentinels on Friday, November 3.
The Royals lost to Dakota Wesleyan 0-2.

OMAHA, NEBRASKA: The Grace University women's soccer team hosted the Nebraska Christian College Sentinels on Friday, November 3.  Earlier this season, the Royals beat the Sentinels 5—1; this time, the Royals took advantage of the Sentinels' small roster and outscored them 8—0. 

The Royals gained an early advantage over the Sentinels when Aubrey Raymond scored less than four minutes into the game.  The Royals' next three goals came in the twenty-ninth minute (Alyx Scholl), the thirty-first minute (Aubrey Raymond), and the thirty-fourth minute (Louisa Mavaega), giving the Royals a 4—0 lead at halftime.  The Royals' next goal came fifteen minutes into the second half when Cera Buresh scored on a penalty kick.  Aubrey Raymond scored her third goal of the game five minutes later to put the Royals up 6—0.  Jenica Bailey scored in the eighty-first minute; Bethany Loux scored the final goal of the game two minutes after that.  The Royals won the game 8—0; they did not allow the Sentinels to shoot even once. 

This match set several program records for the Royals, including largest win margin (previous record was a 5—0 win against Manhattan Christian on Oct. 20, 2017).  The Royals also beat the record for shots in a game with 60 shots (previous record was 39 against Manhattan Christian College on Oct. 8, 2015) and the record for shots-on-goal in a game with 37 (previous record was 24 against Manhattan Christian College on Oct. 20, 2017).  Aubrey Raymond set the record for shots in a game with 16 (previous record was 10 shots, held by Jenn Will) and broke her own record for shots-on-goal in a game with 10 (previous record was 6).  Raymond also set the record for most goals scored in a game by an individual with 3 goals (previous record was 2 goals, held by multiple players). 

This game concluded the 2017 women's soccer season for the Royals.