WESTMINSTER, Md. – The Ursinus College women's soccer team fell at McDaniel 2-0 in its Centennial Conference opener.
Ursinus (2-2-2, 0-1) couldn't overcome an early McDaniel goal in the opening minutes as Allie Titus hit a long cross from the left sideline that was headed in by Rachel Engle, who found the right corner pocket of the net just 3:17 into the contest.
The Green Terror (4-1, 1-0) pressured the Bears for most of the match, outshooting the visitors by a 16-4 count. Under constant pressure, Ursinus sophomore keeper Sabrina Doherty had to stay on her toes. Doherty made a fabulous sprawling stop on a laser to keep it just a one-goal game midway through the first half.
In the early stages of the second half, Ursinus put together a quality scoring chance to tie the match when senior Mackenzie Groff hit the crossbar. It was the closest opportunity for the Bears as they were held without a shot on goal in the match. The Bears played a better second half, taking three shots and limiting the Green Terror to five.
McDaniel went up 2-0 in the 75th minute off a corner kick. Lindsey Farell scored the goal and the tally was assisted by Alyssa Johnston.
Doherty made eight saves, several of which were phenomenal stops.
McDaniel keeper McKenna Zerbe got the win and the shutout while posting no saves.
The Bears travel to Swarthmore Thursday for a 7 p.m. match.