Rio women stay unbeaten in KIAC

By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — After applying relentless offensive pressure from the opening whistle, the University of Rio Grande finally got its breakthrough.

Sophomore Jenna Jones netted the first goal of her collegiate career with just under 22 minutes left to play, lifting the RedStorm to a 1-0 win over Cincinnati Christian University, Saturday evening, in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer action at Evan E. Davis Field.

Rio Grande, which stopped a two-game losing streak, improved to 4-6 overall and 3-0 inside the KIAC.

The Eagles slipped to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in league play.

Jones, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, headed in a loose ball with 21:42 remaining as part of a wild scramble in front of the net after a corner kick by senior teammate Kasey Crow (Chillicothe, OH).

The marker turned out to be Rio’s only score of the contest despite owning a whopping 29-3 edge in shots and a 15-1 advantage in shots on goal.

Sophomore Kristin Garn (Morrow, OH) was credited with one save en route to her second shutout of the season.

Kendra Steepe went the distance in goal for the Eagles and finished with 14 saves. It was the ninth time that she’d stopped 10 or more shots in a match this season.

Rio Grande returns to action on Wednesday night against Union (Ky.) College in its final non-conference match of the season.

Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Evan E. Davis Field.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing