Yellow Jackets Win Home Opener In Shutout Against Mount Aloysius

Early goals against the Mounties help Yellow Jackets earn second win of the season

“We just wanted to set the standard for playing on our own field,” senior midfielder Sarah Rentler said.

The Yellow Jacket women’s soccer team shut out the Mount Aloysius Mounties (0-5, 0-0) on Saturday night 3-0 in a non-conference showdown.

The Mounties have not scored a single goal since Oct. 29 of last season.

The first two goals for Waynesburg (2-1-1, 0-0) came within the first five minutes of the home opener at John F. Wiley stadium from junior midfielder Kate James and freshman Reagan Mittendorf.

“The message was, ‘We have to have urgency right from the start,’” head coach George DeAugustino said. “It seems like the message was received.”

The third goal of the game was netted at the 60:12 mark when midfielder Chloe Zook scored her second goal of the season off an assist from sophomore forward Brooklyn Loveland.

“We did really, really well when it came to being creative up top, especially in the midfield,” Rentler said. “We were just able to really play feet, and we were doing a lot of give-and-go’s [and] runs.”

Both the Yellow Jacket offense and defense meshed well to create a solid performance overall for Waynesburg. Along with sixteen total shots and nine of them being on-goal for the Yellow Jackets, the defense was able to limit Mount Aloysius to just four total shots in the game.

“We had a good portion of possession,” DeAugustino said. “If you’re keeping the ball, you’re going to start creating chances not only for yourself, but you’re also going to stop them from having any.”

The Mounties fouled the Yellow Jackets 16 times throughout the night compared to Waynesburg’s seven fouls.

Pitt Greensburg comes to John F. Wiley Stadium next for game two of a four-game homestand for the Yellow Jackets. The non-conference match takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a 7:30 p.m. start time.