Lady Royals Close Year With Big 4-1 Win

Sophomore Taylor Wenger had two goals and one assist in the season finale.
Sophomore Taylor Wenger had two goals and one assist in the season finale.

Taylor Wenger (New Holland, PA/Lancaster Mennonite) led the way as the Eastern Mennonite University women's soccer team wrapped up their 2011 season with a 4-1 win at Hollins Tuesday afternoon.

Although shots were relatively even in the contest, the Lady Royals held a major edge on the scoreboard, started by Wenger with an unassisted goal just 12:03 in.

Ten minutes later, she assisted junior Amber Shelly (Bluffton, OH/Bluffton) on her first goal of the year to make it 2-0.

The score stayed that way until the 63rd minute, when Wenger scored another unassisted goal, her seventh of the year, to push the lead to 3-0.

Hollins finally got their first score in the 82nd minute, but the Lady Royals answered with a Sarah Carpenter (Denver, PA/Cocalico) goal off a Kori Wenger (New Holland, PA/Lancaster Mennonite) corner kick to produce the final 4-1 decision.

Jenni Beck (Archbold, OH/Archbold) finished with seven saves in goal.

Eastern Mennonite finishes the year 3-15 overall and ninth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference at 3-8.  The women just missed the eight-team ODAC Tournament for the first time in the program's 13-year history.