NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster women's soccer team got back in the win column with a 4-0 shutout over Geneva College in their Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener at home Wednesday night.
Junior Julia Redilla (Cranberry Township, PA / Seneca Valley) highlighted the night with her first career hat trick. Redilla now leads the team with eight goals on the season.
Redilla scored first her goal in the 20th minute after she received a touch pass in the box from first-year Mackenzie Powell (Harrison City, PA / Penn-Trafford). Redilla extended Westminster's lead to 2-0 with a goal 16 minutes later off a free kick from 15 yards out. First-year Allie Augustine (Cortland, OH / Lakeview) made it 3-0 Titans as she intercepted a goal kick by Geneva's Jade Farnsworth. Westminster went into halftime with a comfortable 3-0 lead.
Redilla completed the hat trick with a goal in the in 58th minute in the second half as she gathered in a reflection from a shot-on-goal by Natalie Vilchek (West Newton, PA / Yough).
For the game, Westminster outshot Geneva, 27-8, including 13-2 on-goal. The Titans also had a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Titan senior goalkeeper Camille Holzschuh (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) collected two saves in her fourth shutout of the season.
The Titans improved to 7-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 in the PAC, while the Golden Tornadoes dropped to 1-7-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play.
Westminster will next face Washington & Jefferson on Saturday, Oct. 2 with a 1 p.m. start time.