Thiel earns program's first win
Cobb scores five goals to lead Tomcats past W.V. Wesleyan
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Six different players scored in the Thiel's first win in program history. The Tomcats won 14-4 against West Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday. Asia Williams anchored the Tomcat defensive effort with 10 saves in the victory.
Carley Cobb totaled a season-high five goals for Thiel (1-5) while Emily Harrigan and Cassy Mahdi each added three. Tori Williamson added a goal and an assist and Sharr Martin chipped in with one.
Amanda Baur notched the first goal and assist of her career in first-year head coach Kati Robbins' first program win for Thiel.
Thiel finished with a commanding 28-17 edge in shots and a 31-21 advantage in ground balls. The Tomcats controlled 13-of-20 draws and converted on 6-of-9 (.667) free position shots.
Erin Guthall, Jessica Hardman, Ashley Ferguson and Kelly Steen each recorded goals for W.V. Wesleyan (2-8).
Thiel jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Guthall's goal with 12:03 remaining in the opening half brought the Bobcats to within two at 4-1.
Baur's goal with 8:49 to play in the first saw Thiel push its lead to 6-1, but Hardman's free position goal with 6:23 remaining prior to the half cut the Bobcat deficit to four at 6-2 heading into the break.
A pair of Cobb goals, along with scores by Mahdi and Harrigan, got the second half underway as Thiel ran its lead to 10-2 with just under 18 minutes to play. Steen's goal at the 16:42 mark halted the Tomcat second-half scoring streak, but three Cobb goals and another by Mahdi lifted Thiel to the 14-4 victory.