Benson’s two goals lead women’s soccer to 2-0 win over Toledo

7 Sep 2004 |

Midfielder Meredith Benson netted two goals to lead the Air Force Academy women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over the University of Toledo here Sept. 5. The Falcons improve to 2-2-0 on the season, and the Rockets fall to 2-1-0.

Air Force dominated from the outset scoring the first goal at the 7-minute, 27-second mark. Benson took a pass from the top-right corner of Toledo’s box from Brittney Perkowski and fired the ball past Toledo goalkeeper Jen Whipple from 15 yards out for her first score of the season. The goal was the first surrendered by the Rockets in three games.

Meanwhile, the Falcon defense held Toledo to just one shot in the first-half. On the day, the Rockets got seven shots off, mostly near the end of the match.

Benson struck for her second goal nine minutes into the second period, heading in the ball off a corner kick from the right corner from Betsy Eames. Benson took six of the Falcons’ 12 shots on the day and three of the five team shots-on-goal.

Jennifer Drew recorded her second shutout of the year notching three saves in the process. Whipple had three saves for Toledo.

The Falcons play next Sept. 10 against Jacksonville University in Orlando, Fla.
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