Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 28, 2010) - The JBU women’s soccer team opened conference play on Tuesday afternoon by dominating Northwestern Okla. State 3-1 in their home opener. The win moves the 18th ranked Golden Eagles to 5-1-1 on the year.
JBU got off to a fast start and notched the first goal in the 15th minute when Jodi Knack scored unassisted. JBU had several other opportunities come up empty in the first half and settled for the 1-0 halftime lead.
In the second period, NWOSU (3-5) scored the equalizer when Amanda Tosh found the back of the net after a deflection in the box in the 49th minute.
JBU quickly retaliated less than a minute later when senior Camille Malkiewicz found senior Sarah Kidd in the box for the go ahead goal. JBU continued to control the tempo the rest of the way and put on the finishing touch in the 85th off a second goal from Knack.
Sophomore Faith Thurman picked up the win after turning away one shot. As a team, JBU out shot NWOSU 24-4 with a 13-2 shots on goal advantage.
The ladies will return home on Saturday to face Southern Nazarene (Okla.) at 1 p.m.