September 17, 2013

Women's Soccer Report (Week 3) - Franklin Nets 12 Goals in Pair of Victories

GREENWOOD, IN - The Franklin College women's soccer team recorded a pair of 6-0 triumphs over MacMurray College and Oberlin College this weekend to improve its record to 3-2 on the season. The Grizzlies have tallied six goals in three consecutive matches.

Senior Vanessa Benham (Needham, Ind./Franklin) led the offensive effort with four goals, including a hat trick in Sunday's home opener against Oberlin. Benham leads the team with seven goals scored, matching her 2012 season total.

Junior Kayla Dragstrem (Brownsburg, Ind./H.S.) scored the first two goals of the match against Oberlin. She also added an assist on Benham's last goal in the home triumph. Dragstrem has scored five goals this season.

Franklin returns to action at home against DePauw on Thursday and will close the week on the road Saturday at Wilmington.

In other action...

Hanover dropped its first contest of the season, falling 2-0 at Centre.  The Panthers (5-1, 0-0 HCAC) bounced back to claim a 1-0 overtime win over Spalding Saturday.

Rose-Hulman improved to 3-1-1 on the season, defeating Greenville and Millikin in Terre Haute last week. Senior Nicky Wheeler (Avon, Ind./ H.S.) scored three goals last week to lead the Engineers.  Wheeler had one goal in the 3-0 win over Greenville and added two goals in a three-minute second half span to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win vs. Millikin.

For a complete recap of Week 3 in HCAC Women's Soccer, click here