October 13, 2012 Recap
PHILIPPI, WV - Junior forward Samantha Engel (Dryden, NY/Dryden HS) scored twice to lead the Daemen Wildcats to a 3-1 road victory today as they defeated the Alderson-Broaddus Battlers of NCAA Division II. The win is Daemen's second straight propelling them to 5-8 overall on the season. The Battlers drop to 9-4-1.
"We were able to finish plays today when we needed to, which is something we've struggled with at times this year," said Daemen head coach Dan Dolan. "Defensively we were strong and consistent. Overall, this is a really good win for our program."
Engel got Daemen on the board when she scored on a penalty kick in the 13th minute. The Wildcat tally came minutes after the Battlers had their own chance on a penalty kick that rang off the crossbar.
Engel struck again with her team-leading sixth goal of the season and 25th of her career in the 32nd minute. Junior midfielder Alexa Amato (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island HS) broke loose up the sideline and sent a crossing feed to the middle of the box where Engel booted it home, upping the Daemen lead to 2-0.
Later, freshman midfielder Kim Obermeier (Depew, NY/Depew HS) scored on a free kick in the 53rd minute to give the Wildcats a three-goal cushion.
The Battlers would get on the board when Nicole Lehman scored in the 67th minute, but they would get no closer.
Daemen's Kayla Hampton (DeRuyter, NY/DeRuyter HS) made three saves to pick up the victory.
The Wildcats go for their third straight win tomorrow when they face the NYIT Bears in Old Westbury, NY. The Bears (5-7) are members of the East Coast Conference which Daemen will join in 2013-14.