Marsh, Trotter lead Rangers past Bethany College

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Marsh, Trotter lead Rangers past Bethany College

ALVA, Okla. (9-13-11) –A pair of goals from Taylor Marsh and Ellen Trotter gave the Northwestern Oklahoma State soccer team a non-conference victory over Bethany College (Kan.) on Tuesday evening, 4-0.

Marsh, a junior midfielder from Mansfield, Texas, set the tone early for the Rangers as she put the first goal on the scoreboard in the fourth minute. Kayla Meloni picked up the assist on the goal.

Both squads really battled back and forth over the next 35 minutes, with Ellen Trotter finally regaining the momentum for Northwestern after putting a Sara Kennedy pass in the back of the net for the second goal of the evening.

The Rangers came out on fire in the second half. A little over two minutes into the second, Marsh sneaked a shot by the Swedes’ keeper for her second goal of the contest, and the third of the year. She then picked up another point during the 63th minute as she assisted on a goal from about 25-yards out of the foot of Trotter.

The Northwestern women dominated control of the ball throughout the contest, getting excellent looks at 14-of-32 shots. Both goal scorers led the way with three shots on goal, while Denise Rangel, Brianne Brown each had two, and Vanessa Lopez, Vivian Vega, Cathy Wabenga and Chelsie Wood all added one.
In total, the Rangers took 14 shots on goal in the victory.

Caitlin Thorpe picked up the victory in goal, adding four saves to her season total, and evening her record to 1-1 as her team evened their record to 2-2.

Coach Steve Barrow’s team will have a week to prepare for East Central as the Tigers visit Alva for a 4 p.m. match up on Sept. 20.