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FUS blanked by Tornadoes

September 18, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's soccer team fell to Geneva College 3-0 Monday.

"It was a really excellent game of soccer tonight," head coach Johann Marin said. "We are playing quality and disciplined soccer. They are however not capitalizing on their opportunities for goals.

"The game is about goals and when we're not scoring we end up chasing the other team the whole game, but tonight we worked exceptionally hard.

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GETTING HER KICKS — Indian?Creek graduate Ashley Ruttencutter prepares to play the ball during Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 3-0 loss to Geneva Monday.
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"We have confidence in attaining our goals we established for the season and are continuing to grow mentally, spiritually, and physically."

Goalkeeper Lauren Koath made four saves.

"We are going to continue to work on finishing and are very confident in our ability to continue to grow," Marin said.

"We are very excited for conference games because we are very prepared for fast games and talented teams."

The Lady Barons (2-5-1) host Penn State- Behrend at 1 p.m. Saturday in their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game of the season.

Barons fall in three

The volleyball team dropped to 5-6 after losing at home Monday to visiting Dennison University 25-16, 25-14, 25-11.

"They are a good team and they blast the ball," FUS coach Kelly Herrmann said of Dennison. "We could not play good enough offense to put pressure on them. We just kept setting them up. We were not hitting hard enough to slow them down."

Offensively for FUS, Anna Cain had six kills while Danni Link and Amy O'Keefe both had three kills. Sam Kelly and O'Keefe both had nine digs while Maria Prezzia had eight digs.

"Our season's almost halfway over," Herrmann said, "it goes by so fast. We don't want to spend time pouting. We want to move on and get ready for the next match."

The Lady Barons are preparing for conference play in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference this weekend.

"We're preparing for our conference play. Nothing really matters except for our conference play," Herrmann said.

The Lady Barons visit Bethany today at 7 p.m.

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