SALT LAKE CITY – The No. 21 Westminster College women's soccer team remained perfect at home this season with a 4-1 win over York College (Neb.) Friday afternoon at Dumke Field.
Westminster is now 6-1 overall this season and are a perfect 5-0 at home. The loss drops York to 2-4-1 on the year.
Westminster took the lead in just the seventh minute when Rylei North put one away off a ball played in by Justine Jones. The lead would expand to 2-0 in the 14th minute when Jaime Nelson picked up a shot by Alyssa Hill and blasted it into the goal. It was the second goal of the season for Nelson, and it was set-up from a nice play and shot by Hill for her first assist of the year.
Margo Hickman would give the Griffins a 3-0 lead in the 19th minute as she fired a shot from 30 yards out that curled inside the near post for her third goal of the season. Lorin Wathen was credited with an assist after playing the ball forward to Hickman.
York would strike in the 55th minute when Mayra Urrutia took a pass from Amber Parker and put a shot under the cross bar from just inside the penalty area. The goal came on the only shot attempt of the game for the Panthers.
North would add her second goal of the game in the 66th minute when she took a pass from Hickman and fired a shot into the net. It was the team-leading ninth goal of the season for North and her third multi-goal game of the year. Hickman picked up her school-record sixth assist of the season.
The Griffins outshot York 26-1 in the game and had 15 of those shots on goal. They dominated possession throughout the game and also were awarded seven corner kicks. Hill led the team with six shots and put four on goal. Jones attempted four shots with North and Wathen taking three shots apiece. Dayna Winter-Nolte earned her third win of the season in goal.
Westminster will now have a day off before facing Hope International on Sunday. The game is slated for a 2 p.m. start at Dumke Field.