FULLERTON, Calif. –
Freshman Samantha Feller
(Grand Junction, Colo.) opener her collegiate account in her sixth career match with two second half goals to take the University of Denver women's soccer team past Cal State Fullerton 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Titan Stadium.
"On Friday we came out and started at a super high pace, and we did the same thing today," head coach Jeff Hooker
said. "For a very young team, I'm super proud of that consistency of starting matches the right way away from home. We kept the ball and kept possession in the right way. We had them pinned in a few times, and I was happy with both of our goals. We were a little shaky in a few situations in the back, and didn't always make the best individual decisions, but we covered eachtoher well and kept a cleansheet, which against a team like this on the road isn't an easy task. We're looking forward to getting back home and starting Summit League play next weekend."
Junior captain Brittany Wilson
(Littleton, Colo.) made four saves in her fourth cleansheet of the campaign and the 11th
shutout of her career.
Denver (4-4-2) held an 8-6 edge in shots in the opening 45 minutes, putting five of those attempts on goal, and forcing Titan (3-7-1) goalkeeper Tianna Sanders into a couple difficult saves in the first half. Wilson made two saves in the first half to keep the score at 0-0 heading into the break.
Feller got the Pioneers on the board in the 50th
minute when the Denver freshman striker finished low past Sanders off a cross from freshman winger Camryn MacMillan
(Littleton, Colo.) to put the visitors in-front. Denver's breakthrough was the Pioneers sixth goal by a freshman this season.
The Denver freshman added a second goal with 12 seconds to play in regulation, finishing a 1v1 breakaway against the keeper in the bottom left corner to seal the victory. Freshman Natalie Beckman
(Denver, Colo.) tallied the second assist of her rookie season on the final goal.
Denver will open Summit League play for the 2018 season on Friday as the Pioneers host South Dakota. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. MT. The Crimson and Gold will cap off the league's opening weekend at home against Omaha on Sunday at 12 p.m. MT. Sunday's match will be broadcast live on Altitude.
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